Search underway for leader of Leeds city’s new cultural cornerstone

The search has begun for a dynamic new leader to spearhead the city’s ambitious vision for an international cultural festival celebrating the best of Leeds.

Following approval from Leeds City Council’s Executive Board last month, Leeds Culture Trust is looking for a chair with the skills, knowledge and influence to assemble a high level board of directors and develop the exciting Leeds 2023 International Cultural Festival.

Together, they will lead the way in creating an ambitious, five-year, £35 million cultural programme of events and activities in the run-up to 2023, culminating in an unprecedented year of celebration.

Applications for the role of trust chair are now open, with the trust’s make-up expected to be finalised over the coming months once the chair is appointed.

Formed as part of the city’s bid for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2023, one of the new trust’s chief objectives will be to harness the energy, enthusiasm and creativity which built behind the Leeds bid and take it forward in its new guise.

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