West Leeds: Calling all artists! Open Source Arts offers support

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A Kirkstall Road arts organisation has begun to take applications for its new Artist Development Scheme.

After holding a design brunch for the scheme last month, Open Source Arts art space has designed and published a list of resources that they believe will appeal to local artists.

The scheme includes two weeks of free studio space, mentoring from industry professionals, access to training in arts marketing and promotion, and practical skill sessions in carpentry, sound design, light technology and more.

Jacob Justice, Events Programmer at Open Source Arts said:

“We want to give artists a platform, resources and the right guidance to help them develop their artistic voices and practice and expand the possibilities of what they can achieve!

“This programme is designed to accelerate and empower people to take their idea to the next stage of completion. The role of our artistic community has been instrumental in designing this programme, and we’re infinitely grateful for their wisdom and enthusiasm.”

An application form for the programme and more information can be found on the Open Source Arts website.

Open Source Arts works with communities to make better places to live and with emergent creative professionals to support them in developing new work.

Based in a homely urban warehouse space opposite the ITV Studios on Kirkstall Road, it hosts a range of regular open skills training throughout the week including circus, dance, yoga, music-making, and theatre.

Their seasonal programme also boasts regular full day introductory workshops, open mic evenings, and taster courses.


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