GOOD NEWS: Z-arts in Hulme, which provides art activities for families, has won an award
AN ARTS organisation is celebrating after winning the prestigious Lever Prize trophy and a £10,000 funding boost.
Z-arts, based in Hulme, is Manchester’s leading venue for children and families covering all art forms and creative activities.
Along with a trophy, the winner receives £10,000 cash and the opportunity of collaborating with some of the region’s most influential business leaders. The Lever Prize is an annual award given to arts organisations in North West England who are judged to be regionally distinctive with international or potentially international significance, and who show a high calibre of existing work and can demonstrate exciting future developments.
Liz O’Neill, chief executive at Z-arts, said:
“We are delighted to have won the 2017 Lever Prize. This award, combined with our recent announcement that we have been awarded Arts Council England Catalyst Evolve funding will make for a very exciting 2017 for Z-arts, helping us build our networks with the corporate sector.
“The dual strength of both of these awards signifies a significant step-change for Z-arts. Winning the Lever Prize gives us a brilliant opportunity to reach more of Manchester’s children and families to inspire them to use creative learning to maximise their potential.”
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