Grand Futures Leeds

Grand Futures Leeds is a network of 15 arts, heritage and education organisations across the city that are working together to increase the number of arts training and career opportunities available to young people in Leeds.

This page provides information and guidance on how to start your career in the arts, the arts organisations involved and the opportunities they offer.

Apprenticeships: earning, learning and living in Leeds



Current Opportunities

Read our latest monthly Live Opportunities document (PDF 354KB) for the current opportunities available to young people across the 15 organisations involved with Grand Future Leeds.

Schools Challenge 2018 - Practical Experience in the Arts for students in KS3 and KS4

Students will explore and respond to Phoenix Dance Theatre’s production of Windrush. Activity will take place at Grand Futures arts organisations in the city centre and at school. Read the Schools Challenge document (PDF 0.3MB) for more information.

Meet the Young Professionals

Read our Q&As with young professionals (PDF 0.7MB) to hear what it’s like to gain experience with a Grand Futures organisation.

Job Roles in the Arts

There’s so much more to working in the arts than the actors on stage. Learn more about the different job roles (PDF 0.2MB).

Grand Futures Partners

Click on an organisation’s logo to find out more about their work and the opportunities they offer for young people.



Phoenix Dance Theatre logoPhoenix Dance Theatre logo, Phoenix Dance Theatreexternal
Hyde Park Picture HouseHyde Park Picture House, Hyde Park Picture Houseexternal
The TetleyThe Tetley, The Tetleyexternal
Leeds Museums and GallariesLeeds Museums and Gallaries, Leeds Museums and Gallariesexternal
Leeds Grand TheatreLeeds Grand Theatre, Leeds Grand Theatreexternal
Northern balletNorthern ballet, Northern balletexternal
East Street Arts East Street Arts, East Street Artsexternal
West Yorkshire PlayhouseWest Yorkshire Playhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouseexternal
ArtFormsArtForms, ArtFormsexternal
Opera NorthOpera North, Opera Northexternal
City VarietiesCity Varieties, City Varietiesexternal
Yorkshire DanceYorkshire Dance, Yorkshire Danceexternal
Leeds City CollegeLeeds City College, Leeds City Collegeexternal
Leeds ApprenticeshipLeeds Apprenticeship, Leeds Apprenticeshipexternal
Geraldine Connor FoundationGeraldine Connor Foundation, Geraldine Connor Foundationexternal