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Our partners and supporters are making LEEDS 2023 happen. Together, we’re going to shout about culture, perform it, make it and imagine it on every street, in every part of the city.

Our partners and supporters

  • Leeds City Council: Principal Funder

    We're grateful to our Principal Funder Leeds City Council for their ongoing support.
  • Culture Recovery Fund

    Here for Culture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.
  • Arts Council England: Project Funder

    We’re grateful to Arts Council England for their support of My World, My City, My Neighbourhood.
  • Leeds Community Foundation: Project Funder

    We’re grateful to the Leeds Community Foundation for their support of My World, My City, My Neighbourhood.
  • British Council: International Project Partner

    Thank you to the British Council for supporting us in the development of our international work.
  • University of Leeds: Principal Education Partner

    Thank you to the University of Leeds for their continued support as a Principal Education Partner.
  • Squire Patton Boggs: Catalyst Fund

    Our Catalyst Fund supports the research and development of our programme.
  • Addleshaw Goddard

    Our Catalyst Fund supports the research and development of our programme.
  • Counterculture LLP: In Kind Supporter

    Thank you to Counterculture LLP for ongoing in kind support.
  • Leeds 2023 Bid Supporters

    We’d like to say a big thank you to these organisations who supported our original bid: AQL, Arup, Bruntwood, CEG, DLA Piper, Keepmoat, Land Securities, RSM, Rushbond, Squire Patton Boggs, Turner and Townsend, Yorkshire Bank (Virgin Money), Yorkshire Building Society, Yorkshire Water

Interested in supporting LEEDS 2023?

You can support us as an individual, corporate sponsor or funder.

We want Leeds organisations, business and people to come together for the good of the city to make LEEDS 2023 happen. Download our sponsorship prospectus to find out more about how you or your company can get involved.

Speak to us

If you want to help make LEEDS 2023 happen by becoming a supporter we’d love to hear from you.

Erin Fuller

Fundraising Officer

Erin Fuller

Fundraising Officer

Joining Leeds 2023 as a Fundraising Officer, Erin brings with her a strong understanding of the Leeds third sector as well as fundraising and philanthropy development experience.

After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Political Science, Erin began working as a Grants Administrator at Leeds Community Foundation where she gained a strong understanding of the Leeds third sector landscape. She then took the role of Development Officer at the Foundation where she worked with business, public, trust and foundation and individual donors to support their philanthropy and benefit communities across Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield. Erin was promoted to Senior Development Officer and took the lead on a number of donor relationships.

In 2020/21 Erin completed the Beyond Suffrage trustee training programme for young women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. She has worked in the third sector for nearly four years and hopes that by being a trustee she will be able to use her skills and experience to support an organisation whilst gaining a new insight into the way the sector operates.

Hannah Chapman

Fundraising Officer

Hannah Chapman

Fundraising Officer

Hannah, Fundraising Officer for Leeds 2023 has over ten years of arts fundraising experience, which began at Northern Ballet in Leeds. As Individual Giving Manager, she worked on both the capital campaign to relocate the company to its new purpose-built city centre location as well as revenue fundraising towards the creation of new ballets and their national tour.

In 2012 she became part of a new team at The Hepworth Wakefield, responsible for devising and implementing the gallery’s fundraising strategy to generate significant income, across all funding streams, towards the gallery’s ambitious contemporary exhibitions programme and community engagement.

Hannah is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University where she studied Events Management, Sponsorship and Fundraising.

Part of LEEDS 2023:
Supported projects

We're 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. Keep an eye on our Get Involved page for call outs and other projects you might want to be part of. Since our inception we’ve worked to support artists and companies develop new projects that could be part of the LEEDS 2023 programme. This has included key projects from our original bid book when we were bidding to be European Capital of Culture. Find out more about what they are up to here.
  • Smeaton 300

    A lasting tribute to the work of pioneer John Smeaton and the city’s civil engineering history and legacy.
  • National Poetry Centre

    A year-long programme of poetry and spoken word as part of the launch of the National Poetry Centre in the city, featuring Poet Laureate Simon Armitage
    Picture of Simon Armitage
  • David Oluwale Sculpture

    A new sculpture from Turner Prize winning artist Yinka Shonibare commissioned with DOMA to commemorate British Nigerian and Leeds resident David Oluwale
    Yinka Shonibare in his London studio.
  • Leeds' People's Theatre

    Leeds’ People’s Theatre from Slung Low, a new show working with hundreds of local citizen performers
    Picture of the Good Book a production by Leeds' People's Theatre Slung Low
  • The Bus Pass Project

    The Bus Pass Project with the Performance Ensemble, working with national and international artists and community participants from across the city — all aged over 60
    7 smartly-dressed adults from The Performance Ensemble are sat on chairs in a line. Each person is holding a balloon and laughing.
  • Music: Leeds

    Supporting, developing and promoting music and the music industry in Leeds at all levels through Music Leeds
    Picture of Girl Gang on stage as part of Music:Leeds
  • East Leeds Pavilion

    Building a ‘Pavilion’, a sustainable space with and for the creative community there with the East Leeds Project
    Picture of What Makes Gipton? By Andy Abbott
  • Yorkshire Sculpture International

    Collaborating on Yorkshire Sculpture International [YSI] through commissions, residencies and engagement projects
    Blackgates Primary Sculpture in School
  • Transform

    Support of the internationally recognised performance festival, Transform
    Picture of an event from Transform Festival