Decision details

Authority to enter into a grant agreement with Arts Council England for Hibiscus Rising

Reference: D56129

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 City Council to enter into a grant agreement ref: NLPG-00593209 with Arts Council England for “Hisibcus Rising – new public artwork to achieve positive social impact” on terms summarised in the report for a grant of £105,000. 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: Hunslet and Riverside;

Contact: Karen Murgatroyd 0113 378 8531 Email:

Publication date: 08/03/2023

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