Decision details

Authority to enter into a grant agreement with National Art Collections Fund (operating as Art Fund) for the Hibiscus Rising Sculpture by Yinka Shonibare.

Reference: D56387

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Officer, Culture and Economy has authorised the Council to enter into a grant agreement with Art Fund for “Hisibcus Rising” by Yinka Shonibare on terms summarised in the report for a grant of £200,000. This funding is a contribution towards the cost of fabrication and installation of the Shonibare sculpture in Meadow Lane Green Space, as part of the LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture programme.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Karen Murgatroyd 0113 378 8531 Email:

Publication date: 18/05/2023

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