East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation in Leeds. Their mission is to focus on the development of artists through an events programme, membership activities, professional development and studio/facility provision.
East Street Arts was founded by Karen Watson and Jon Wakeman at East Street Mills (Leeds) in 1993. It took reference and inspiration from the history and current developments within the artist-led movement. Studios were developed at the site alongside professional support programmes for artists.
Leeds Arts University and its students have collborated with East Street Arts over many years and East Street Arts became an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation in 2011.