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Calling all artists and arts organisations!

We are in the process of developing a surprising and ambitious programme for LEEDS 2023 and as we build towards our Year of Culture there will be lots of opportunities to get involved. We will post all opportunities for artists and cultural and heritage organisations on our Get Involved Page.

Live opportunities for available for artists, creatives, collectives and organisations are listed below.


The world in our city, our city in the world

Applications are now open for this new opportunity supporting international creative collaborations! This programme will enable international collaborations with artists (individuals, groups, collectives and artist-led organisations) exploring diaspora connections between Leeds and the world.

Participants will collaborate over an 8-week period to develop creative ideas. During that time they will also have access to a series of online events that bring together all of the participating artists for workshops, talks and social activities.

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2021, 8pm (BST)
In partnership with the British Council.

Tech for the Public Good

An online international residency programme for 10 people who want to work together to find answers to some of the biggest challenges around the world.

No matter what your background, we want to bring people with all types of experiences – lived and learned – from around the world together, to prototype answers to societies big questions through creativity and technology. 

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2021, 8pm (BST)
In partnership with the British Council and the Frontiers Institute, University of Leeds.


We will be running a series of open sessions and events where you can find out more about The world in our city, the city in our world and Tech for the Public Good.

Tuesday 17 August 2021, 1pm – 1.45pm (BST)
Friday 27 August 2021, 9am – 9.45am (BST)
Wednesday 1 September 2021, 6pm – 6.45pm (BST)

To book a space CLICK HERE.