Image: NSCD graduates Yuma Sylla and João Costa
We are thrilled to be backing Leeds 2023 as a Gold partner, joining forces with a number of higher and further education institutions in the city for what is set to be a transformational year of culture.
The LEEDS 2023 programme will offer opportunities for our students and communities to connect with creative collaborations across the city.
Sharon Watson MBE, CEO and Principal of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, said:
“We are thrilled to be supporting and indeed contributing to the planned celebrations for LEEDS 2023. Dance is in the DNA of this city and Northern School of Contemporary Dance was born out of a need to offer talented young creatives the opportunity to excel in their field. We continue to offer our students and communities an inspirational learning experience through cross-cultural partnerships, and look forward to working closely with LEEDS 2023 as we Let Culture Loose”
Leeds already has a reputation for being one of the best cities in the UK for a creative education. It’s the ambition of LEEDS 2023 to create hundreds more opportunities and jobs, and a legacy for young people studying and working in the city’s creative industries.
Kully Thiarai, Creative Director and CEO of LEEDS 2023 said:
“We are all about growing our creative and cultural economy so it can achieve its full potential. Leeds is already one of the best cities to experience arts and culture, but through these partnerships we want to help show that Leeds is also an exceptional city for anyone that wants a creative education.
Northern leaders recently came together to launch the ‘Case for Culture’ report which outlined how culture will be the catalyst for levelling up in this region. We certainly see LEEDS 2023 as levelling up in action and playing an instrumental role in the city’s social and economic recovery. We will work with our education partners to create opportunities for those already studying in the city to be part of something that’s one-in-generation, and to attract more young talent to study, work and continue to create here.”
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image above: Creative subject students at Leeds Art Gallery, including NSCD students Imogen Wright and George Bishop Ⓒ Ant Robling