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Big boost of £15,000 for city’s youngsters

Members of local bands and Pyramid of Arts, Holbeck, Leeds, at Trinity Leeds.

Members of local bands and Pyramid of Arts, Holbeck, Leeds, at Trinity Leeds.

SIX ARTS and culture projects supporting young people across Leeds have received a big cash boost.

The groups will receive a total of £15,000 of funding from the Trinity Leeds Young Talent Fund for various projects.

The fund, administered by Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), will help support East Street Arts, Heads Together, Pyramid of Arts, RJC Dance, Sensory Leeds and Youth Theatre Leeds.

Sally-Anne Greenfield, chief executive at LCF, said: “The Trinity Young Talent Fund has provided much needed support to projects that will allow local children to improve their creative skills and reach their full potential.

“We are excited to see the projects in action and are looking forward to seeing some of the groups perform at Trinity Leeds.”

East Street Arts will use the money for a project with artist Jonathan Turner, which will see community portraits made to celebrate the area’s cultural diversity.

Jonathan will also run photography skills workshops with community organisations from Chapeltown.

Heads Together, in Seacroft, will put the money towards its Band By Association project, which will help local young musicians produce a compilation album.

South Leeds-based Pyramid of Arts will use the funding to pay for The Deciding Machine project, which will combine drama and visual art.

RJC Dance will put the money towards a new dance performance for the Leeds West Indian Carnival in August and Sensory Leeds will set up a drumming circle for children and adults with learning disabilities with their funding.

Youth Theatre Leeds will create a performance to be showcased at the Riley Smith Hall at the University of Leeds in July.

 

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