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Print Perform Present - Call for Artists

Artist applications are now open for the first Print Perform Present here at The Tetley!

Print Perform Present is a new major event run by The Tetley showcasing a range of independent artists, performers, artist-led studios and publishers in Leeds and the North. Explore print and performance, from self-published zines and screen prints to workshops and live performances  around The Tetley as we celebrate and support artists.  Discover, purchase and learn about intersections of making, from art publishing to presentation and performance. 

100% of all sales go directly to the artists.
This event is generously supported by Leeds Inspired.

We are looking for artists working with print in diverse forms including zines, exhibition catalogues, prints, and publications. In addition to presenting a table with your work, we invite you to share and showcase your practice as part of a five minute spotlight talk, explanation or reading. 

We welcome applications from artist-led collectives, studio groups, and independent artists – including BAME, minority ethnic and LGTBQ artists. No participation fee for this first year with generous support from Leeds Inspired.

NEW Deadline for applications:  9 am Thursday 30 January 2020
Details on how to apply and further information can be downloaded 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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