We believe there is a significant gap in Leeds arts sector. There are many talented young people who are taking part in participatory arts activities, training and education. But we are not seeing enough of those people coming through as professionals. Either they move away or, especially when they do not have financial or social capital to see them through, they go do something else. Generations of potential artists from and around Leeds are being lost, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We believe that there should be a creative place or places in Leeds that bridges that gap, a physical and psychological space in which young artists and technicians can be working out who they are and what they want to create, be producing work, gaining skills and making contacts which will sustain them through their career.
If you are aged 16-30 with an interest in theatre, dance, music, backstage; if you are trying to make your way in performing arts but don’t feel there’s a home for you; if you are an experienced arts professional who feel you have something to offer, we want to hear from you.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org