Leeds Arts University and East Street Arts are delighted to offer recent graduates the chance to develop their practice in Patrick Studios artist’s studio space, rent free for six months from 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018.

This is a great opportunity to integrate with emerging and professional artists as well as benefit from the networking and support provided by East St Arts. One to one mentoring will be organised by Leeds Arts University.

This opportunity is only open to Leeds Arts University alumni who have graduated in the last three years. There is one space available from 1 April 2018, large enough to accommodate two artists.

To apply for the studio tenancy, please complete the application form and return it to sharon.heleine@leeds-art.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 2 March, along with a couple of images of your work (maximum 1MB per image). If you would like any more information or help completing the form, please contact Sharon Heleine on 0113 202 8143.

Application Form

If you would like to visit Patrick’s Studios before applying for the space, please contact East Street Arts Workspace Manager Liz Riley liz@esamail.org.uk or 07784 140373.

If shortlisted we will ask you to attend a short informal meeting to discuss your application with a representative from East Street Arts and Leeds Arts University week commencing Monday 5 March.


In return for the use of the space a £50 deposit is required, which will be rolled over each month if attendance has been registered. If studio holders are not utilising the space on a regular basis as agreed, the contract will be reviewed.

About Patrick Studios

Leeds Arts University has an ongoing relationship with East Street Arts, a contemporary arts organisation in Leeds; they develop artists through an events programme and rent out art studios, playing a pivotal role in the cultural and creative identity of Leeds.

East Street Arts’ mission is to focus on the development of artists through their events programme, membership activities, professional development and studio/facility provision. They take a holistic approach to working with artists on a professional level to empower them to realise their potential. East Street Arts operates three sites in Leeds: Patrick Studios (East Street Arts headquarters), Barkston House and UNION 105. They also run a range of offsite projects.

On a regular basis, East Street Arts invites artists to get involved in their activities including artists’ talks, special events, cultural trips and exchanges, debates and publications.

Patrick’s Studios facilities:

  • Studio accommodation for visual artists
  • Communal meeting, social space and kitchen area
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Professional development sessions
  • Hours of access: 24 hours/7 days a week