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Please note, our lift is currently out of service, meaning there is no lift access to our gallery spaces. We are working on fixing this as soon as possible. Please call us on 0113 320 2323 or email if you have any specific questions about access.


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. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about our opportunities.

PANIC! - Artist's Network in the Crisis

Led by artists, curators, organisations and individuals in Leeds City Region, PANIC! will to create an artists' network in Leeds. Collectively, the network will offer benefits through; platforming activities, sharing information, offering mentoring support and bursaries for practising artists.

For more information please click here

Tetley's Associate Artists' Programme (TAAP)
Supported by Tetley's Beer.

Tetley's Associate Artists' Programme (TAAP) is a unique year-long development opportunity for four artists living, working or based in Leeds to receive mentoring, training, development and artist studio space hosted at The Tetley. TAAP is supported by Tetley's Beer. This opportunity is for artists who feel they are at a pivotal moment in their career and would significantly benefit from this development opportunity, benefitting from a budget of £1,500 throughout the year, with additional support through documentation and public showcase.

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

2019/21 Artists: KP Culver, Ro Hardaker, Jack Pell and Annabel Taylor-Munt

2021/22 Artists: Zoë Carlon, Jem Clancy, Benaiah Matheson and David Sowerby.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we felt it necessary to extend the 2019 cohort until spring 2021. We also tested out a new way of recruiting for 2021-22 TAAP artists. In previous years, we have run several open call-outs for artists. We'd historically had high interest and high-quality applications from so many artists in our area. However, with only 4 spaces and sometimes up to 100 applicants, we knew it was an additional hurdle for artists to go through such a process. This spring, we felt that we were in a strong position to proactively invite artists to make proposals, based on previous applications submitted to us across a number of years from various development programmes. Invited artists were offered a small financial honorarium to reimburse the time spent preparing the proposal.

For open call-outs, please see PANIC! Promoting an Artists' Network in the Crisis. With three rounds of call-outs for bursaries this year, PANIC! will be accompanied by a programme of free talks, mentoring, crits and activities to support artist development.

Here, There and Everywhere: Residency and Exhibition at The Tetley, Leeds.
Africa/UK: Transforming Art Ecologies

Here, There and Everywhere: Residency and Exhibition is a one month residency followed by a solo exhibition at The Tetley. The selected artist will work in partnership with the Nigerian and West African community based in Leeds. The selected artist will be announced soon.


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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