Northern Ballet has been shortlisted for the Arts and Culture Award at Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards, the biggest tourism awards in the UK. The award celebrates organisations which engage with new audiences and make a valuable contribution to the local economy.
Nominated alongside Northern Ballet for the Arts and Culture Award are the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield, The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate and Ferens Art Gallery. Winners of each category will not only scoop one of these prestigious accolades, but they are also entered into the national tourism awards next year.
Mark Skipper, Chief Executive at Northern Ballet, ‘Northern Ballet is a proud ambassador for Yorkshire. We represent Yorkshire’s rich heritage regularly in our national and international tours. Our home in the centre of Leeds allows us the opportunity to bring people of all abilities closer to dance in all its forms. I am delighted that we are being recognised by the White Rose Awards. We have been nominated in an extremely strong category and I am thrilled that Yorkshire is producing such exciting arts and culture at the moment.’
The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at Elland Road’s Centenary Pavilion on Monday 1 October 2012.