Cultural Education Conference 2023

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  • Date: 4th December 2023
  • Time: 8.45am – 5.15pm (doors at 8.15am)
  • Location: The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
  • FREE

Leeds33, in partnership with LEEDS 2023, will facilitate an action-packed day aimed at senior leaders, curriculum leaders, teachers and professionals from the arts and cultural sector. With a focus on curriculum and partnership working, the conference will provide an opportunity to hear from leading professionals in the field of education, arts, and cultural learning.  A range of workshops will be available on specific curriculum areas, where examples of best practice will be shared along with teaching and learning resources. A marketplace of arts and cultural organisations working in partnership with schools will be available over lunchtime. 

The day will include a keynote from Erica Whyman OBE, who will speak on leading with courage, reflecting on working in long-term creative partnership. Key takeaways will be available from the LeedsCEP and University of Leeds’ research project exploring methods for artists and teachers to co-create place-based learning. There’ll also be an opportunity to get involved shaping research into how city-wide data can help us address the tensions and drivers for cultural engagement in schools. You’ll also hear from an expert panel of arts and educational practitioners discussing how schools, artists and the cultural sector can work together for the benefit of children and young people.

Join us for a day of learning, conversation, and connection, as we head towards the end of this Year of Culture and look to the future of arts and cultural education in Leeds and beyond. 


Applications for bursaries are now closed.

We understand that teachers’ time is precious and that school resources are limited. To acknowledge this, we have a limited number of school bursaries of £125 available to cover the cost of staff taking a day away from teaching to come and attend the conference.  

To be eligible, you must be a teacher in Leeds or Bradford.

These are available via application and will be paid upon confirmed attendance to the full-day conference.  

State schools that have not previously engaged with LEEDS 2023 will be prioritised. These will then be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. You must have booked a ticket to be considered. 

Expressions of interest will be closed once all bursary spots have been filled. We will aim to get back to you within 2 weeks of your submission.


Expressions of interest are now closed.

As part of this event, we’re hosting a marketplace of arts and cultural organisations that work in partnership with schools and have offers they want to share with teachers.

By expressing your interest, you’re confirming that:

You are available on Monday 4 December and can arrive for set up at 7.45am at The Tetley in Leeds. You agree that you will have set up your stall by 8.15am. 

You will staff the marketplace during the event, particularly during lunch time, scheduled for 1pm – 2pm, when there will be the highest footfall at the marketplace. 

You will be provided with a trestle table (6ft x 2ft), chairs, tablecloth. 

Please note that stalls will not have access to power supply. We recommend bringing 4G-enabled devices should access to the internet be needed for any laptops or iPads. 


End of Year Message

And suddenly it’s December! As we wind down towards the end of the year, it feels the right time to reflect on what has been achieved this year as a partnership! We have continued to strengthen work in our priority areas: Youth Voice, Skills and Progression, Advocacy and Comms, and Health and Wellbeing.

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