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HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE

Experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world in the Institute’s Galleries, Research Library and Archive. Visit to discover their year-round changing programme of exhibitions and research events, which encourage everyone to think about what sculpture is, how it…

LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Leeds Arts University Gallery is the public-facing platform for practice-based research, curating knowledge generated within the University and beyond. The University gallery embraces a range of creative practices, programming graduates, Northern artists and internationally-recognised exhibitors engaged in research. Recent shows…

LEEDS SCHOOL OF ARTS (LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY)

Leeds School of Arts is home to more than 3000 students in subjects ranging from Architecture and Landscape, Creative Technology, Art and Design, through to Fashion, Film, Music and Performing Arts. For over 170 years we have been instilling in…

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AIRE PLACE STUDIOS

Aire Place Studios is a not-for-profit, Leeds-based creative studio. They provide exhibition opportunities, low cost workspaces as well as a community hub which focuses on giving a platform to artists and creatives who wouldn’t traditionally have had such opportunities. Aire…

ARCHIVE

Archive is a unique coffee house and eatery on the site of a former TV archive. The large adjoining event space complete with licensed bar is available to hire for art exhibitions, private functions, live theatre and music performance. Archive…

ASSEMBLY HOUSE

Assembly House is an artist studios, gallery and project space in a Victorian mill in Armley, established in 2014. We exist to support early career artists, through affordable studios, space hire, peer-to-peer learning and opportunities. We also run projects in…

BASEMENTARTSPROJECT

Born out of the frustration of trying to find post-graduate exhibition spaces, BasementArts-Project began in 2011. First, using the basement of a terraced property was a practical solution, but over the years it has become the cornerstone of an expanding…

BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL & CANTEEN

Built as a children's nursery school for the working families of Leeds in the 1930s, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen opened its doors in 2013, restored to its former glory following years of neglect. Spread over 3 floors, the…

BLANK_

BLANK_ is a project space and accompanying publication at University Centre Leeds, showing new work from emerging and established creatives. The project space provides a platform for a range of creative disciplines, including art, design, film, photography, fashion, and media…

CA SPACES

CA Spaces works with local artists and residents to improve small unloved areas of Chapel Allerton through greening spaces, street art and playful features. We’re a not-for-profit community group run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about bringing people together…

COLE'S GALLERY

Cole's Gallery is an independent art gallery that specialises in painting, prints, progressive and traditional art works. The gallery shows new and established artists from Yorkshire and the UK. Cole's Gallery aims to be at the forefront of an exciting…

COLOURS MAY VARY

Established in 2012 and based in Leeds' Creative Quarter, Colours May Vary is an independent gallery and bookshop with a focus on graphic art and design, illustration and typography. The gallery space is welcoming and inclusive, supporting up-and-coming artists and…

DUKE STUDIOS

Duke Studios is an open, collaborative space in Leeds’ South Bank area, providing work space for individuals and companies in the creative industries (co-working and studio space), meeting and event space, and creative services (Duke Makes).

EAST LEEDS PROJECT

The East Leeds Project is a visual arts organisation based in Gipton where they host an office, event space and project space. Their work focuses on co-production with communities bordering the Wyke Beck Valley, the hidden gem of East Leeds…

FABRICATION CRAFTS

Fabrication Crafts is a social enterprise that supports local artists, designers and makers. Their retail space on Albion Street sells everything from jam to jewellery, clothing and cards, artwork, furniture, etc. alongside homewares, body products and gifts. They are all…

FABRICATION2

Fabrication Crafts is a social enterprise that supports local artists, designers and makers, acting as a business incubator, and helping to stop social isolation amongst crafts people. Their affordable workspace on Edward Street provides a home for messy creatives. It…

FOOTPRINT

Footprint Worker's Co-op is a small print shop based in Chapeltown. They specialise in riso printing and small press, also offering digital print. Sometimes they will take their risograph out for live printing, run workshops and give talks. They also…

FRED ALDOUS

Located on one of the oldest streets in Leeds, you will find everything you need to make anything you want in Fred Aldous. Over two floors they have more than 25,000 art, craft and design products, alongside contemporary stationery, design-led…

GERALDINE CONNOR FOUNDATION

The Geraldine Connor Foundation (GCF) is a registered charity, established in 2012 to continue the work and vision of Geraldine Connor by bringing people together through arts and culture. They are an ambitious arts organisation that nurtures new talent and…

HAREWOOD HOUSE

Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The House was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in Britain. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions of contemporary…

HEADINGLEY ENTERPRISE & ARTS CENTRE

HEART is the arts, enterprise and community centre in the middle of Headingley. HEART exists thanks to the efforts of Headingley Development Trust that worked hard to keep this old primary school in community use. They offer a versatile venue…

HEADROW HOUSE

Housed in a former textile mill and tucked away in one of Leeds' historic yards, Headrow House is a multi-use venue set across four floors. With on-site spaces including a live venue space, award-winning restaurant Ox Club and two sprawling…

HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE

Experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world in the Institute’s Galleries, Research Library and Archive. Visit to discover their year-round changing programme of exhibitions and research events, which encourage everyone to think about what sculpture is, how it…

LEEDS ART GALLERY

Leeds Art Gallery offers a dynamic temporary exhibition programme, alongside a world class collection of modern art. Founded in 1888, it is home to one of the most significant collections of 19th and 20th century British art, widely considered to…

LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Leeds Arts University Gallery is the public-facing platform for practice-based research, curating knowledge generated within the University and beyond. The University gallery embraces a range of creative practices, programming graduates, Northern artists and internationally-recognised exhibitors engaged in research. Recent shows…

LEEDS DRAWING CLUB

Encouraging us to #draweveryday since 2007, Leeds Drawing Club offers tutored and untutored life drawing classes and creative workshops from their studio on Meanwood Road. Weekly evening life drawing classes, monthly all day drawing sessions, and tutored drawing courses, you…

LEEDS SCHOOL OF ARTS (LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY)

Leeds School of Arts is home to more than 3000 students in subjects ranging from Architecture and Landscape, Creative Technology, Art and Design, through to Fashion, Film, Music and Performing Arts. For over 170 years we have been instilling in…

LEEDS STREET GALLERY

Leeds Street Gallery is a not-for-profit organisation who provide and manage public street art spaces. They are open for artists to use whenever they like, without any form of prior booking. They are often enlisted by organisations to transform city…

LENS LAB

Lens Lab aims to raise the profile of photography in Leeds and beyond. Still at an early stage of research and development, Lens Lab is seeking to connect photographers and artists working with photography, exploring both historical and contemporary processes…

MAP CHARITY

Music & Arts Production Charity is a pioneering alternative provider in creative education, offering qualifications and experience to young people at risk of exclusion from the mainstream school system. It is also home to legendary fundraising party Cosmic Slop.MAP Charity…

MEANWOOD STREET ART

Meanwood Street Art is a community organisation working to connect local artists to streets and spaces in Meanwood. They are on a mission to add more colour, animation and fun to the streets of Meanwood. Established in June 2020 they…

OPEN SOURCE ARTS

Open Source Arts empowers creative, practical action towards healthier, more resilient citizens, neighbourhoods and sustainable futures. It offers a diverse programme of events, classes, workshops, and performances in a range of artforms. Spaces are available for rehearsals, meetings, photo-shoots, exhibitions…

PAVILION

Pavilion (est. 1983) is a visual arts organisation that produces and presents ambitious new work by contemporary artists and supports the development of practitioners in the region. Their projects engage broadly with culture and society and often lead them to…

PICTURES+

Pictures+ are a family business providing bespoke artwork solutions to a diverse group of industries in the commercial, public and private sectors for over 30 years, not forgetting their valued, loyal and always welcome GENERAL PUBLIC! They frame, mount and…

SCOTT HALL MILLS

Scott Hall Mills is home to independent creative businesses. Across three floors it houses workshops, a screen printing studio, event spaces, photography and more. The entire mill has been transformed by the people within it – what started out…

SEAGULLS RE-USE

Seagulls is a social enterprise specialising in paint – its reuse and resale. Seagulls is a hub of colour, creativity and people. They are home to a paint store, mosaic workshop, refills shop, gallery space and successful volunteer programme 'We…

SERF

Serf is an artist-led community and project space in Leeds city centre. Serf aims to create an open, inclusive and communal space to make and show work, encouraging peer to peer learning and providing opportunities for artists. The open plan…

SHEAF ST

Sheaf St is a cafe, a bar, a multi-functional events space, and a hidden gem. Serving up an eclectic programme of events, locally sourced fresh food and fun and welcoming parties for nice, friendly folk.

SIMCHA GALLERY

Established in Leeds in 2013, at the iconic Corn Exchange, Simcha Gallery is both a contemporary craft gallery and the working studio of jeweller Stephen Roper, and designer maker Anne Roper. Stephen's nature inspired silver and gold jewellery collections, and…

STITCH-UP

Stitch-Up is a Modern Craft School with a social purpose, helping to make learning a craft accessible to all. They run a range of textile craft workshops and events such as knitting, crochet, macrame and embroidery and as a social…

SUNKEN STUDIO

Sunken Studio create opportunities for people to encounter clay for the first time, more of the time or lots of the time. They run a large co-working ceramics centre in Leeds. They host pottery making and ceramics courses for beginners…

SUNNY BANK MILLS GALLERY

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery is a light and tranquil art space in a stunning former textile mill, supporting local, regional and national artists and makers at all stages of their careers. Be inspired by the artists and makers selected by…

THE TETLEY

The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery. They offer a warm Yorkshire welcome whether you're there to see the latest exhibition of contemporary art, take part…

THRESHOLD

Launching in 2020, Threshold is a new artist-led project space for outdoor sculpture. Located in the front garden of a traditional back-to-back house in Burley, the space will exhibit the work of artists based in Yorkshire and further afield. Visible…

WORKSHOP

A fixture of Headingley's creative community, Workshop offers a wide range of classes where you can stitch, craft, glue, sew, cut and thread your way from novice to atelier. In the comfort of this cosy corner of Leeds, Workshop provides…

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