The Arts Development Team

The Arts Development Team at Leeds City Council supports arts organisations across the city and delivers a programme of cultural events throughout the year

We aim to:

  • create opportunities for local people to take part in the cultural life of the city
  • support local artists and arts organisations working in communities
  • promote partnership working within the arts and cultural sector

The [email protected] programme provides support and grants for cultural, voluntary and community organisations to provide opportunities for residents from across the city to engage in cultural activity as a participant, an attendee or a creator.

“Thanks so much to everyone … you’ve all been bloomin incredible! We’re really hoping to redefine how we get to work as mother artists and we’ve felt so powered on by all your support.” – artist that attended an [email protected] engagement one-to-one session.

We are part of Arts Together because we are passionate about breaking down barriers for everyone in Leeds to have the opportunity to experience quality cultural provision and encouraging the Leeds cultural sector to do the same.

Contact details

Arts Development Team
Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow
LS1 3AD

Telephone: 0113 378 7189
Email: [email protected]

People you may meet

  • Jennifer Rhodes

    I love working as an Arts Development Officer in Leeds as the cultural life of the city is so interesting and varied. By far the most exciting task I have had so far is escorting a panda on a tricycle around the city centre as part of the Tour De France celebrations!

  • Ann Wishart

    As the Arts Development Manager my aim is support the people of Leeds to enjoy and participate in the arts. I work with artists to support them to create work for the city. Being from Leeds I am proud of our arts organisations and the activities they deliver. When I was at school Opera North came in and did a workshop with my class and I knew then I wanted to get involved in the arts.

The Arts Development Team website