Left Bank Leeds Arts Prize 2019: Open Call

The Left Bank Leeds Arts Prize 2019 is now open for submissions, and The State of The Arts are collaborating with Left Bank to support this year’s event.

The Left Bank Leeds Art Prize awards an exceptional artist or collective £500 to support the development of their practice. From 17th to 20th July Left Bank’s summer group show will feature the work of over 50 artists who have been longlisted for the award.

Visitors to the show’s opening night will be asked to vote for the winner from a selection of shortlisted artists. We’ll be featuring each shortlisted artist here on The State of The Arts in the weeks before the exhibition.

Left Bank Leeds is a multidisciplinary arts venue set in a Grade II* listed former church building in Headingley, Leeds. At the heart of the late gothic revival architecture is a breathtaking space used for events and activities designed to promote creativity, connection and well-being.

2019 is the fifth year of Left Bank’s summer exhibition, and the second year of the Art Prize. 2018’s winner was print artist Hazel Roberts from Manchester. There are photos from the 2018 group show here.

This year, artists and collectives are asked to submit work related to the theme of connection. The theme is open to interpretations and all mediums are considered, including painting, photography, dance, drawing, performance, film, sound and textile.

The open call for submissions is on CuratorSpace at

The deadline for submissions is 2nd June 2019.