Leeds International Festival

Cities thrive through vibrant and culturally rich activities

About the partnership

As the UK’s leading metropolitan celebration of new ideas and innovation, Leeds International Festival is playing a significant part in making the city an exciting, culturally rich place to be. Our new partnership with the festival is perfectly aligned with our purpose of creating thriving cities, helping to shape Leeds' vibrant character.

Pushing the city forward as a hub of invention and inclusivity, over 10 days in May 2020, Leeds International Festival will create outstanding experiences for residents and visitors alike. Showcasing home-grown talent and businesses, as well as hosting extraordinary events, the Festival pitches the city as an international destination with an ambitious future.

Hold your own event

We're excited to offer our customers the chance to connect to the city through Leeds International Festival's pioneering programme of events. Taking part in Leeds International Festival is an exciting opportunity for your business to share your exciting projects and insight, as well as allowing you to tap into the growing creative and innovative talent in the city.

The theme for next year's Leeds International Festival is 'Generation Future'. We live in an era of extraordinary complexity, with the world more interconnected than ever before. Leeds International Festival will look at how the world of tomorrow differs from that of today, and those taking part are encouraged to explore how they believe we should shape our future.

The deadline to apply for Leeds International Festival 2020 is exclusively extended to Bruntwood customers to Friday 27th September. This is an amazing opportunity to work with their team to turn your idea into reality so make sure you take this last chance to enter the L20 open call.

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If hosting an event doesn’t sound right for you, we will also have a variety of opportunities coming up with the festival that you and your team can get involved in. Please keep your eyes open on the Bruntwood Collective for more news.