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Opportunity: PR Tender

Expressions of Interest due: 30 June 2021, 12pm
Interviews: w/c 19 July 2021
Contract period: 1 August 2021 – 31 January 2024 (with a review and break clause after 12 months)

In 2023 we’re Letting Culture Loose across Leeds! With 12 signature events and a multitude of creative experiences happening all over our city, 2023 will be a transformational year of culture. From dance to design, art to architecture, poetry to pop, sculpture to sport, grassroots community theatre to performances on our world-class stages, there’s something for everyone, no matter where you live or what you like.

We think culture is everywhere in this city and this is our time to shout about it. We’re working with local, national and international artists and communities to create a celebration that’s for Leeds, with Leeds and inspired by Leeds.

LEEDS 2023 will be an explosion of colour, noise and brilliance that will show the world in our city and our city to the world.

What are we looking for?

In May we successfully launched our new visual identity and strapline, Letting Culture Loose.  We’re now seeking to build on the momentum to keep LEEDS 2023 visible and relevant to our audiences and stakeholders by maintaining an effective and regular presence in the media, as part of our ongoing communications and audience development strategy.

We’re searching for a pro-active, dynamic and supportive PR agency that can work at scale regionally, nationally and internationally to promote and profile our landmark year of culture.

Please find an audio description of the brief here.

How to apply:

Please submit your Expression of Interest to by 12pm 30th June 2021.

Agencies invited to interview will be asked to prepare a short presentation for our selection panel which will include a Trustee of LEEDS 2023.

If you have any questions, please email  More information about LEEDS 2023 can be found on our website and in our strategic plan.