Free Creative Workshops for young people in East Leeds!

The East Leeds Project are excited to announce a new series of #KIOSK led free creative workshops in #Harehills starting next Monday, 25th July for children and young people aged 4-11 years and 12-18 years. It’s a chance to get creative with professional artists.

No need to book, FREE to attend with healthy snacks provided

1-3pm for 4-11 year olds
5-7pm for 12-18 year olds

Workshops held on Mondays:
25th July
1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd August
5th September

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
For more details contact

Workshops held at:
Nowell Mount, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 6HR

East Leeds Observatory – Artists’ Brief

The East Leeds Project in partnership with LEEDS 2023 is seeking expressions of interest from artists and/or creative teams to help us imagine and realise a mobile observatory to tour East Leeds and beyond in 2023.

The project has been inspired by the upcoming 300th birthday of John Smeaton in 2023-24. Smeaton was a self-taught engineer, inventor and collaborator. He is recognised as the father of civil engineering in the UK but his legacy is global and has enduring relevance. He built his own observatory at Austhorpe in East Leeds, where he was born in 1724 and died in 1792.

The East Leeds Observatory will take Smeaton’s incredible legacy as a point of departure for seeking intersections between his twin passions of astronomy and engineering, and visual culture. We want to explore the possibilities for a mobile structure which can operate simultaneously as a functional observatory, a creative lab for art and science, and a visually dynamic work of kinetic/sculptural design. Our ambition is that the Observatory will be at once a work of public art, mobile architecture and a place to come together: a space for collective conversations, observations and imaginings about everything under the sun, moon and stars as seen from East Leeds.

Following the Observatory’s initial tour in 2023, we hope that the project will continue to inspire and engage new audiences with Smeaton’s legacy into the future.

To download the brief click here

Submissions must be made through Curatorspace

The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on Friday 27 May. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Seeking new Non-executive Directors

We’re seeking up to four new Non-executive Directors, similar to Trustees in a charity, to join our small but growing and ambitious organisation from early Summer 2022.

Do you have skills or lived experience that could enrich our work, or just feel passionate about art, culture and community in East Leeds and beyond and would like to help make exciting things happen locally? 

Download all the information here to find out more, or get in touch for an informal conversation.

Applications close on Friday 20 May. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Healthier Working Futures with the East Leeds Project and KIOSK

The East Leeds Project is delighted to make an exciting announcement to start the year with major funding news through the UK Community Renewal Fund and a call for third sector partners.

We’re proud to be involved in an innovative new partnership programme called Healthier Working Futures that brings together a range of health, care and third sector partners who have received national funding through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

The programme aims to open up fulfilling employment opportunities in the health and care sector for young adults aged 16-25 who are unemployed or economically inactive and face multiple and diverse barriers to employment.

Our mobile makerspace, KIOSK, will play a key role in the project by engaging young people with conversations about careers in the health and care sector through creative workshops led by Leeds-based artists.

KIOSK workshop at Chapel FM in Seacroft, led by artist Ellen Burroughs.

Leeds Health and Care Academy are currently inviting applications from third sector organisations who are interested in engaging with the programme between the end of January and end of June 2022. Applicants must already be working with the target age group, but prior knowledge of the health and care sector is not a requirement as a full induction will be provided.

Funding is available for successful partners, who will run a programme of activity to equip young people with the skills and confidence that they need to apply for health and care roles.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 20th January.