Classical music organisations shortlisted in Lever Prize 2013

The North West Business Leadership Team today announced their shortlist of arts organisations nominated for the Lever Prize, a £10,000 cash award.

Bridgewater Hall

Four arts organisations have been shortlisted to win the Lever Prize 2013. Hallé Orchestra (pictured) at St Peter’s, Manchester, The Lowry, Salford Quays, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and Z-arts, Manchester are in the running to win the £10,000 cash award, as well as collaboration with influential business leaders.

Geoffrey Piper, chief executive of NWBLT, said: “The Lever Prize aims to celebrate the North West as being a bright, contemporary place for art and culture to thrive and develop, particularly through the opportunities we offer for collaboration with business.”

Previous winners include Liverpool Biennial in 2006, Manchester International Festival in 2007, Tate Liverpool in 2008, the National Football Museum in 2009, Future Everything in 2010 and Whitworth Art Gallery in 2011. This year’s winner is Dada Fest, which is currently running a festival of deaf and disabled arts in Liverpool.

The winner, who will receive a trophy alongside the cash prize, will be announced early next year.

Hallé play Respighi's Pines of Rome

Hallé