Join our network of friends and partners to support the future of our creative industries.


We encourage and value great partnerships with employers, creative practitioners and industry, both locally and nationally.

Organisations benefit from great PR, talent management and expert consultancy as part of a long-term partnership with Leeds Arts University.

We have significant expertise in translating your business needs into a framework that supports your company and makes the education we offer our students relevant to their future career.


Would your business be interested in sponsoring a bursary, award, exhibition, or event? It’s a great way to support our students and graduates and offers great publicity.

Sponsorship provides a great opportunity to mingle with creative professionals, to get your name seen more widely, and to catch the eye of our future graduates. We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities:

  • Bursaries — Enrich the learning experience of students by providing a bursary to support research, a placement, travel or attendance at an art/design fair or conference.
  • Awards — Sponsor an award, such as the “Best in Show”, which presented to a student, selected by you, at our End of Year Shows.
  • Exhibitions — We have a comprehensive programme of about twenty exhibitions per year, held in galleries and other spaces at both of our Leeds sites. These are open to the public and we also have a mailing list of regular attendees.
  • End of Year Shows — These feature our students’ work and are of outstanding quality. They are open to the public and attract over 3,000 visitors per year.


We’re always interested to hear from potential sponsors and partners. For a no-obligation chat, please email

For other ways to support Leeds Arts University alumni, take a look at our Support Us page. Gifts of every size have a lasting impact and Leeds Arts University is profoundly grateful to all those who support our work with our students.