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Heart Of Glass

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Saints Community Development Foundation with Helena Partnerships, FACT (Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology), St Helens Council and St Helens Arts Partnership have received funding over 3 years from the Arts Council Creative People and Places fund. The Heart of Glass will use the arts to celebrate what is distinct about St Helens and will build on the success of Dream, the Big Art commission by Jaume Plensa. The project will use Rugby League and glass - two strong cultural identities of the town - as starting points to create new arts experiences to engage the public and inspire people to take part. For example, the project will engage Rugby League fans and families in the commissioning of an arts programme through a network of 50,000 people involved in Saints Community Development Foundation projects. There will also be a programme of arts activity and events in the town centre and neighbouring locations, which will enable local people who live in the town centre or congregate in the town centre to commission exciting and innovative work that will attract other St Helens residents to take part in the arts.