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OUR BID TO BECOME EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE

Building together

Leeds is bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2023, a bid which will transform the whole city and celebrate the exceptional, experimental and diverse cultural offer embedded across its many communities.

Hosting the title will massively increase our international profile and provide a huge boost to the city’s tourism, in turn increasing inward investment and employment opportunities. When Liverpool hosted the competition in 2008 it estimated a return over £750 million to the economy, a 34 per cent increase in tourism, and major infrastructure development, transforming perceptions of the city.

Back your city and join us on the journey to make Leeds European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Sponsors & Partners

The city has come together to back the bid with businesses from across a range fo industries showing their support. Head over to our partners section to get to know our partners.

Partnerships Team Contact Details

Andrew Dixon

Andrew@leeds2023.co.uk

David Israel

David@leeds2023.co.uk