The Leeds Inspired Small Grant Scheme supports arts events and projects throughout the city. Sometimes the awards support projects that gather a large audience and sometimes they support projects that are perhaps smaller or quieter but that have the potential to have a big impact on those involved. Over the course of a year the small grant scheme supports around 40 projects across the city.
The latest round of awards, from the November deadline, will be supporting the following projects:
- An community mural project in Armley by artist Emma Hardaker and All together Armley.
- A series of writing workshops and panel events for writers at The Northern Short Story Festival in June.
- A series of sports author talks at the Jewish literature festival MILIM in March.
- An exhibition and talk about pattern at Leeds Gallery during Leeds Indie Food Festival.
- A contemporary art writing residency with Corridor8.
- A carnival street party by the West indian Family Service in celebration of Leeds West Indian Carnival's 50th year.
Current Leeds Inspired funded projects to get involved in include the Curly Tales Theatre show The Shoemaker's Christmas Wish which is touring local libraries in the run up to Christmas and My Generation: Leeds New Modernists. a photography project by Casey Orr.
Future funding deadlines for the grant scheme can be found here.