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We are looking for trustees to join our board!

“It’s an absolute privilege to receive the baton from the original steering group and, as incoming chair, to take Leeds 2023 into its new phase as an independent organisation.  Leeds’ cultural scene is bursting with talent, ideas and opportunity and I am now seeking trust members to join the new board and work with me to ensure that Leeds 2023 supports the extraordinary growth in cultural activity that’s already happening and to develop it further both locally, nationally and internationally”.

Ruth Pitt, Chair of Leeds 2023


Trustee role description

Trustees will have a passion for Leeds and a strong interest in arts and culture. With people from over 75 ethnic backgrounds representing a significant contribution to the city, Leeds is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK.

Trustees are unpaid but the trust will cover essential expenses to fulfil this role. The term of office is for a minimum of two years or maximum of five.

Leeds 2023 Trustees will meet formally six times a year to oversee the governance of Leeds 2023. Trustees will however be encouraged to extend their role by supporting, championing and developing the areas of interest and skills they bring to the trust.

The Trust is looking to appoint a diverse board with a broad range of knowledge and skills, including but not limited to the following:



National or international cultural programming
The communities of Leeds
Fundraising and philanthropy
Marketing and communications
Finance, legal and HR
Arts practice


All Trustees will be committed to equality of opportunity and access for everyone.


How to register your interest

If you would like to apply and you are over the age of 18 please fill out and return the short Expression of Interest Form. You can download this form via the link below.

Please return this form by email to

The deadline for submissions is Friday 25th January 2019.



Background to Leeds 2023



IMAGE: The Tin Drum, Leeds Playhouse