Leeds City College Arts Fund has been established to enable and support emerging creative practitioners in the Leeds City Region. The relocation to Quarry Hill Campus in Leeds Cultural Quarter provides an opportunity for Leeds City College to contribute to Leeds’ arts and cultural engagement and conversation. 

Arts Fund aims to facilitate the career development of emerging creative practitioners by providing funding for significant work in the early years of their careers, when self-funding projects is often a barrier to creating new work.  We are particularly interested in applicants who have not received national funding. The Arts Fund aims to support creative practitioners working across the full spectrum of disciplines including visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music, literature, and digital media. 

Arts Fund supports projects that will engage Leeds City College stakeholders. The works created should involve Leeds City College students either in the production or display of the work, or engage them within the creative process. The project should engage an audience, which could include Leeds City College staff and students, the local, regional, and national arts community, and members of the public.

We expect a visual record to be created in order to archive Arts Fund projects, and presented at Quarry Hill Campus as a legacy to the Arts Fund. This could be in the form of  photography, video, object, or other visual content. 

Applications for the next round of funding will open in November 2021.

For more information about Leeds City College Arts Fund, please email artsfund@leedscitycollege.ac.uk


Creative Practitioners supported through Leeds City College Arts Fund

Found Fiction, Street Stories:


Annie Taylor-Munt, Community Living 



Better Songs, Memento Mori






Lydia Blakeley, Vocation


Emma Hardaker, If These Walls Could Talk

Jameson Rogan, Greetings From Quarry Hill 


Peter Trifunovic, Homework

Rob Green, Untitled



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