0 Have your say THERE are exciting times ahead for Leeds which is committed to becoming a cultural capital, official title or not. While we at the Arts Council shared the city’s disappointment at the European Commission’s decision last autumn to remove the UK from the Capital of Culture programme, we were impressed by the decision to carry on with the ambitions outlined in Leeds’s 2023 bid.And we are committed to supporting the city in those ambitions, putting art and culture at the heart of everything it does.The 2023 document set out a new 12-year cultural strategy, one which was created not only in collaboration with artists and arts organisations but, crucially, also with local communities and children and young people.I am regularly to be found in Leeds, not least because the Arts Council’s Yorkshire team led by director Pete Massey is based in the city.Recently, I was privileged to sit in on rehearsals at Red Ladder Theatre Company. I also met the creative brains behind Invisible Flock, one of several new National Portfolio Organisations and a great example of art and tech coming together to generate work that is unique, innovative and inspiring.Great work is already taking place at… Read full this story
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