Map Charity – together we have #Hope!

On Saturday, the lovely team from MAP Charity put on a Community Day at Leeds Corn Exchange to celebrate everything that they do. If you don’t already know MAP (Music and Arts Production), they’re an amazing arts organisation based in the Grade I listed Hope Foundry on Mabgate, where they offer creative qualifications, and maths andContinue reading “Map Charity – together we have #Hope!”

Reflections from Rijeka

This isn’t the report I thought I’d be writing when I set off to a recent conference on participatory governance in culture (with my ace travelling companions, Leila Jancovich from the University of Leeds, and Dawn Fuller and Jon Price from arts organization Space2), in the Croatian port city of Rijeka. What I expected toContinue reading “Reflections from Rijeka”

Announcing the ‘East Leeds Project’, part of Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023

I’m delighted to announce that the East Leeds Project [ELP] is part of the Bid Book which formally launches the city’s ambition to secure the title of European Capital of Culture in 2023. The Bid Book, launched today, will be given a good send-off by the city at a celebration on 27 October, the final dateContinue reading “Announcing the ‘East Leeds Project’, part of Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023”

Peter Mitchell – Planet Yorkshire

The first survey show of work by Leeds-based photographer Peter Mitchell will take place at Impressions Gallery in Bradford this autumn, co-curated by me and the gallery’s Director Anne McNeill. Peter Mitchell: Planet Yorkshire will run from 16 September to 3 December. Although born in Salford, Peter has become synonymous with Leeds, the city whereContinue reading “Peter Mitchell – Planet Yorkshire”

PhD Research Project

Artist-led initiatives and cultural value/s in the contemporary art sector in Britain from 1990s to the present Yesterday I announced that I’ve been awarded the Amanda Burton Scholarship to allow me to undertake PhD research within the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Here are someContinue reading “PhD Research Project”