Live in Armley? Got a spare room?


Live in Armley? Got a presentable spare room in your house?

Are you open to the idea of being a host who gets invited to behind the scenes talks, shows, exhibitions and more? writes Emma Bearman.

We’re looking for people who’d like to not only earn extra income through renting their room out during major sporting and cultural events to visitors to the city, but would also like to provide a warm welcome.

We will help promote your property and ask in return that you join us at a couple of  events so you become informed about the arts, culture and sport in the city

Our first project involves the British Art Show which tours once every 5 years. It’s opening in Leeds October 9th and we’re working with Leeds Art Gallery 

We’re looking for 10 to 15 people who’d like to open their homes up through an online accommodation website (Airbnb) and take part in this first pilot.

We’re really interested to hear from you even if you don’t go to arts events. You don’t have to be ‘into’ art!

To register your interest email: or tweet @culturevultures or @emmambearman

We also have a private Facebook group you’ll be added to during the pilot.

A version of this article first appeared on The Culture Vulture blog.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.