About Leeds City College Arts Fund

The growth of Creative Arts at Leeds City College resulted in the investment in a brand new Quarry Hill Campus in Leeds Cultural Quarter. This presented a number of opportunities for Leeds City College to contribute to regional cultural engagement and conversation.

Leeds City College 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.

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country with more than 20,000 students. The School of Creative Arts is home to 1500 Graphic Designers, Dancers, Musicians, Artists, Actors, Photographers, Musical Theatre Performers, Theatre Designers, Film Makers, Journalists, Games Designers, Theatre Technicians, Music Producers and Textile specialists.

About the project

The Arts Fund supports creative practitioners working across the full spectrum of disciplines including visual arts, theatre, dance, music, literature, and digital media.

The project should include public engagement, 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.

Who should apply

We welcome applications from emerging creative practitioners working in the Leeds City Region who want to develop a new body of work to further develop their creative practice. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have not received national funding, or who are not currently receiving financial support from a funding source.

Please note individuals in formal education are not eligible to apply.

We’ll consider applications that

We’re looking for applications that have a defined outcome, where public engagement is reflected in the production or display of the work, or within the creative process. Applications should demonstrate well considered time and financial planning to reflect the quality of the work created throughout the duration of the project.

Information session for applicants

We would like to invite interested applicants to attend an information session and Q&A on Tuesday 23rd November 4-4:30pm. Book your place by emailing artsfund@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications

Deadline for applications: Friday 7th January 2022 12 noon

How to submit your application

Submit your application by email to artsfund@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

Late submissions will not be accepted.


Please contact artsfund@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

Useful links

Arts Fund Application Form

Arts Fund Guidance Notes


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



Quarry Hill Campus

Quarry Hill Campus
Playhouse Square



Leeds City College