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PANIC! Promoting an Artists' Network in the Crisis

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

The PANIC! Steering Group is made up of seven artist members, three artist advisors and The Tetley Team. Find out about the group here. They distribute the bursaries and advise, assist and promote the PANIC! Network and activity.


  • Networking
  • Distributing
  • Mentoring
  • Learning

PANIC! will invite artists and groups to apply for bursaries to fund work that engages with the the conditions, experiences, pressures and possibilities of the psychological, social, cultural transformation of our lives, in the wake of the 2020 pandemic.

How to Join PANIC!

Sign up to the PANIC! Artists' Network mailing list to receive updates

Apply for bursaries

Join our activity: upcoming talks and activities being planned by Steering Group

Share opportunities, activity, research and learning with us to share throughout PANIC! Artists' Network


To create a network of artists living or working in the Leeds City Region

To offer opportunities for members to attend network events, such as talks, mentoring sessions and crits, with invited artists, curators, dealers, writers and others.

To distribute the available funds through six bursaries, and ten smaller grants for artistic projects that address the specific nature of the world crisis in the wake of the 2020 pandemic in supporting artists to make new work that explores the conditions, experiences, pressures and possibilities of enforced digital sociability and the related phenomenological, psychological, social, cultural transformation of our lives.

To critically engage and address the entanglements of the axes of power: race, class, disability, gender, sexuality and the complex experiences of situated, self-reflexive diversity among the creative communities of Leeds.

To share, activate and action the research that has been done on the role and significance of artist-led and artist-based initiatives in the creation and sustaining of visual arts in cities.

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