Leeds Creative Labs x Bradford Producing Hub

Bradford Producing Hub

What can you receive?


12 February 2024

Bradford Producing Hub has partnered with Leeds Creative Labs to bring together creatives from Bradford with researchers from the University of Leeds to explore new ways of creative thinking.

Leeds Creative Labs is a funded opportunity for artists and creative professionals to collaborate with researchers from the University of Leeds. The programme is an initiative developed and led by the Cultural Institute at the University of Leeds since 2012.

The project has previously paired hip-hop dancers with economists, ballet choreographers with biochemical engineers, and visual artists with astrophysicists.

This latest edition of Creative Labs, in partnership with Bradford Producing Hub, will support up to 6 artists to collaborate with 6 academics to explore themes around health and mental wellbeing.

Who is it for?

Artists and creatives from the Bradford district

When is it?

April – June 2024

Where is it?

Leeds and Bradford

Apply by

Monday 12 February 2024
at 11:59 PM

Why apply

Following a round of applications by artists and academics, a process of matchmaking is made by an expert panel. This is based not only on the applicants’ professional and creative interests but also on their shared sense of curiosity and ambition to explore ideas without limits.

Once pairings are made, Leeds Creative Labs will host a collaborative introductory workshop at the University of Leeds.

Pairings will have 6 weeks to work together for the equivalent of 3 working days, with times and dates arranged by each pair to suit their own circumstances.

Pairings will then be invited to speak at a sharing event held in Bradford to share their experiences at the end of the programme.

What funding is available?

Artists selected to participate in this edition of the Creative Health Labs programme will receive a bursary of £1250 in return for making the commitments to the programme detailed below.

University of Leeds practice-based academics selected for the programme will be expected to commit to the project within their university hours and will not receive a bursary.

Each partnership will receive a materials and expenses budget of £200.

Additionally, Bradford Producing Hub can help towards any access funds artists may require, such as travel, caring, or interpretation costs. We can discuss what these might be following your offer of a place on the programme.

More info and to apply

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