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We Walk With You

We Walk With YouArts Together Member Tabita in front of her favourite places to visit, Leeds Playhouse. Image: Lizzie Coombes
Written by Arts Together  11/06/2021

A video project which aims to help refugees and those seeking sanctuary feel welcome and at home in the city’s arts and community venues has been launched by Arts Together to mark Refugee Week which this year runs from 14 -20 June.As a network of community and arts organisations working to make the arts more accessible to everyone in Leeds, Arts Together decided to interpret the theme of ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ as an opportunity to show refugees and sanctuary seekers what to expect when visiting their venues for the first time. Making use of the fact that many buildings were sitting empty due to lockdown,...

Applications are now open for the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Fellowship

Applications are now open for the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture FellowshipImage: Kenneth Armitage in his London studio. Photo: Jan Gay
Written by Leeds Arts University  27/05/2021

A salaried two-year Sculpture Fellowship is offered by Leeds Arts University and the Kenneth Armitage Foundation, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.  The two-year Fellowship starts in September and is based within the University for the duration. The Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Fellowship, Leeds, is a new partnership initiative of Leeds Arts University and Kenneth Armitage Foundation, in association with the Henry Moore Foundation. The Fellowship celebrates the significant contribution made by Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), who was born in Leeds and is an alumnus of Leeds Arts University, to the evolution of British sculpture.Leeds Arts University will provide studio space, access to university resources and a research and production budget,...

Open Source Arts: Affordable Theatre Programme

Open Source Arts: Affordable Theatre ProgrammeHEXE - Concha Vidal / image: Luca Rocchi
Written by Open Source Arts  21/05/2021

The Affordable Theatre Programme is a series of live theatre shows performed by grassroots artists, live streamed through Open Source Arts' new state of the art broadcast equipment, bringing high quality work to a broad audience for a Pay As You Feel ticket price.The next show in the Affordable Theatre Programme will be HEXE! by internationally recognised dance artist Concha Vidal, broadcast live at 7pm on 30th May 2021. HEXE! recorded at Teatre Principal in Spain, is a piece of raucous, punk theatre that amplifies the muzzled voices of the past and draws clear parallels to the ongoing ways in which the contemporary world attempts to hush...

2021 Leeds Summer Group Show

2021 Leeds Summer Group Show
Written by Courtney Spencer  17/05/2021

An open callout for artists of Leeds and beyond for the annual Leeds Summer Group Show exhibition presented online in July.The 2021 Leeds Summer Group Show is an eclectic exhibition celebrating talent across mediums, genres and locations. This is part of a series of annual summer group shows that artist and independent curator Court Spencer has been running since 2015. The ongoing global pandemic the exhibition will be online once again this year with the hope that 2022 will see it return as a physical exhibition at a venue in Leeds.To make it as open as possible there's no theme or submission fee,...

The Old Red Bus Station turns into a message board to Leeds

The Old Red Bus Station turns into a message board to Leeds
Written by The Old Red Bus Station  12/05/2021

To celebrate Leeds City centre reopening and the end of lockdown the team at The Old Red Bus Station ran a poster project asking Leeds artists and residents to take a government covid poster and change it to say something new and to send a positive message to Leeds.We were overwhelmed with the response to our call out and received over 48 designs which were printed as banners and posters and displayed around the outside of the Old Red Bus Station, turning the building into a 3D message board to Leeds and passers-by.After a year with no events, we wanted to shine a light...

Aire to There - Traineeship for Young People

Aire to There - Traineeship for Young People
Written by Geraldine Connor Foundation  11/05/2021

Aire to There is a new paid traineeship, where 10 young people from Leeds aged 16-25 will learn the local and international history of the Leeds Waterfront, uncover hidden stories and use their voice to guide others by creating audio tracks for walking and boat tours. It is part of a region wide programme, Ignite Yorkshire, which aims to connect young people and Yorkshire’s industrial stories.Led by Joe Williams (founder of award-winning Leeds Black History Walks) of Heritage Corner and supported by historical researchers and artists the selected young people will pick the route, choose the stories and perform the audio...

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About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages grant schemes that support arts events and projects taking place in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...