Issue details

Refreshing Leeds' Cultural Investment Programme

Executive Board will be asked to:

a)  Approve delivery of a one-year arts@leeds programme for 2023/24, supporting the transition toward a refreshed cultural funding programme.

b)  Delegate authority to Director City Development to approve funding decisions for the one-year programme, 2023/24.

c)  Approve the development of a refreshed three year Culture Investment Programme for 2024-27.

Development and adoption of the Cultural Investment Programme will be subject to open consultation and engagement with the sector and Executive Board approval in March 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/06/2022

Decision due: 27 Jul 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: Pam Johnson, Culture Officer 0113 378 7679 Email:

Consultation process

As part of the review of the arts and cultural investment programme, Culture Programme Officers have completed consultation and informal briefings with colleagues across the council, sector and other funding agencies.


Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education

Arts Council England

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire local authorities – Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees

Members of the creative sector

Leeds Community Foundation

Voluntary Action Leeds

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education


Agenda items


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