Founded on 2011
As part of Artists taking the lead, one of the national projects of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, eight of Leeds’ key arts organisations have been able to invite the Brothers Quay to come and play with the city’s canvas.
Leeds Canvas is the first collaboration between eight of the city’s key arts organisations Yorkshire Dance, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Phoenix Dance, Opera North, Northern Ballet, Leeds City Council, Leeds Met Gallery and Studio Theatre and Leeds Art Gallery. A core team came together to bid to become the Yorkshire region’s Artists taking the lead project and is now responsible for preparing the canvas for our lead artists the Brothers Quay.
The core team is supported by teams of specialists from our organisations responsible for education and outreach, and for marketing and PR. As we begin to realise the Brother’s vision, more of our artistic and technical staff will become involved alongside the artistic team they are assembling.