Leeds 2023

An International Cultural Festival which will harness the energy, creativity and momentum of our bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023

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0113 222 4444


Company Contact

David Israel

Head of Partnerships

Leeds 2023 is the international cultural festival which will harness the energy, creativity and ambition of Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023. It will celebrate the whole of the city’s cultural life and bring the best of international arts here to Leeds.

Leeds Culture Trust is being established to create a five-year, £35 million cultural investment programme which will drive forward a series of transformational cultural projects to culminate in a spectacle in 2023. Leeds 2023 will be for everyone across the city and will draw tens of thousands of international visitors to the city. For many of them it will be the first time, so it is important that we are ready for them.

The Trust is  seeking an exceptional, visionary and dynamic Chair, who will help us drive this ambition forward. They will help deliver on our ambition to transform how Leeds is perceived across the region, nation and the world and how its citizens engage with, and perceive, arts and culture.

Follow the journey here and via #Leeds2023.

Header image credit: Chris Payne