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There are several opportunities throughout the year to get involved as an artist or practitioner at The Tetley. Any live opportunities will be posted here on our website and emailed to subscribers. Please sign up for our mailing list by clicking here.

Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist Commission 2020

Artists are invited to apply for the 2020 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist Commission, hosted by The Tetley, Leeds, worth £15,000. The Award in 2020 focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of young people. The Award funds an artist (or artists) to conceive and deliver a participatory project which engages a group of young people aged 16 – 25. The group of participants will be identified by The Tetley and at this stage is likely to be a group of care experienced young people. As an outcome of the project, the artist will realise an exhibition, performance or other form of public engagement in the Shirley Cooper Gallery, one of the main gallery spaces at The Tetley in summer 2020. ARMA was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust (MRCT).

Details on how to apply and further information on the ARMA Artist Commission 2020 can be found on the here .

Supported by Tetley's Beer.

After a successful first year in 2018/19, we are pleased to have launched the second year of Tetley's Associate Artists' Programme (TAAP). TAAP currently supports four emerging artists; KP Culver, Ro Hardaker, Jack Pell and Annabel Taylor-Munt; with a bespoke programme of mentoring and development over 12 months.

2018/19 Artists: Emii Alrai, Alice Chandler, Michaela Cullen, Harlan Whittingham

2019/20 Artists: KP Culver, Ro Hardaker, Jack Pell and Annabel Taylor-Munt

Public Programme Proposals

We accept proposals for events at The Tetley on a rolling basis. Events are understood to generally take place over one day or less and we can only offer support in kind. Any proposals must be received several months before the event is due to take place, see specific deadlines below.

For events happening between 31 January – 21 May 2020, please submit by 20 December 2019
For events happening between 22 May – 6 September 2020, please submit by 20 March 2020

We also accept proposals with no fixed dates. To submit an event proposal please email for more information.


Our exhibitions are programmed in house and are scheduled at least one year in advance. We focus primarily on solo exhibitions of artists based in Britain and internationally, or work with guest curators on group shows and often show  displays from collections and archives revealing hidden histories alongside contemporary work. The selection of artists is undertaken by the programme team, led by the Artistic Director.The Tetley often works in partnership with other organisations in Britain and abroad, with current collaborations with Karachi Biennale, Pakistan, Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka and Liverpool Biennial through the New North and South partnership. As exhibitions arise from direct invitations and through partnerships, we do not accept unsolicited proposals for exhibitions and do not hire out spaces for exhibitions.

Sam Hertz, 2018. Courtesy the artist

The Tetley Weekender, 2017. Photo Jules Lister

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