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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.

Supported by Tetley's Beer.

After a successful first year in 2018/19, we are pleased to announce the second year of Tetley's Associate Artists' Programme (TAAP). TAAP will support a further four emerging artists with a bespoke programme of mentoring and development over 12 months. Artists will be selected by a panel including Bryony Bond, Artistic Director, The Tetley; Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Simeon Barclay, artist. Details on how to apply and further information on the scheme are here, application deadline is deadline 9am on Monday 15th July.

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 27 September 2019 – 12 January 2020, please submit by 26 July 2019
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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