Case Study
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Liz O’Neill

(Image: Paul Roberts)

A multi year grant of up to £255,000 (Manchester)

Liz is CEO of Z-arts, Manchester’s venue for children and families, previously known as the Zion Arts Centre. Over the past four years, she has refocused, renewed and greatly strengthened the organisation, rebranding it as Z-arts, and establishing its new focus on creative arts activity and programmes for children, teenagers and families.

This Breakthrough grant will support Liz as Director of Z-arts to pursue her vision for family theatre, working with artists and other co-producers to develop, commission and produce new work that reflects the diverse nature of family experience today. It will also build profile and know-how for both herself and Z-arts as originators of new work of this kind.

Benji Reid’s Pinocchio presented by Z-arts and Breaking Cycles in 2013 and touring the UK in 2014. (Image: Irven Lewis)