< back to resource

Heart of Glass

Heart of Glass is a new arts commissioning project supporting work made with, for and about St. Helens people and place. It supports artists and communities to make ambitious new work.

Heart of Glass is St. Helens’ response to the Creative People and Places programme, made possible by investment from Arts Council England (ACE).

This initiative is designed to get more people involved in the arts. Heart of Glass’ successful application to ACE is based upon the development of a collaborative programme of action research designed to increase arts participation in St. Helens and its surrounding communities.

Heart of Glass’ plan places the town’s unique cultural heritage at its core, using its passion for rugby and its industrial excellence in glass technology as its departure points for exploring how the arts can make a contribution to creating a new cultural identity for St Helens.