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LEVEL Centre shortlisted for Audience Impact and Innovation Award

We are delighted to announce that LEVEL Centre has been shortlisted for the Fantastic for Families Audience Impact and Innovation Award for our Youth Collective project for young people aged 13 – 18 years who are autistic or neurodivergent.

This award recognises the achievements of creative organisations or cultural event organisers who have demonstrated innovation and adaptability to reach and make a difference to families in need. We are one of six creative organisations chosen.  We will find out the outcome in an online ceremony on 22 November 2023.

The LEVEL Youth Collective group is led by Imogen Ashby supported by Lucie De Lacy. Imogen creates safe spaces where everyone can be themselves and where they can play and experiment creatively together. Our Youth Collective programme has been transformational not just for the participants but also for the parents and carers. We are delighted that the impact of this work has been recognised.


About LEVEL Centre

Level Centre is an award-winning purpose-built contemporary arts space near Matlock in Derbyshire. We are a charity that celebrates the art that ‘difference’ makes. We work across digital, visual and performing arts. Most of the work that you see at LEVEL has been produced by or with disabled creatives. We’re home to a diverse, year-round programme producing and promoting high quality contemporary work that is powerful and relevant. Everything we do has a value, our support goes beyond creativity offering experiences that make a difference,

The Level Centre is a light and airy building that offers accessible spaces for meetings, installations, performances and events. LEVEL is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation that collaborates with local, national and international partners, organisations and artists.

Social media: @LevelCentre

Below is a copy of the Fantastic for Families official press release. For stories/coverage on LEVEL Centre’s nomination please contact me on


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