Speak Volumes is a brand new creative residency programme being delivered by Leeds Playhouse and Leeds Libraries. It will give a couple of artists or theatre companies chance to really get into library life – with the eventual output a piece of creative work. They will of course be paid to take the four week residency – a dream for many freelance artists – though for many the main draw will be the opportunity to access all areas of the Grade II listed Leeds Central Library building.
Emma Adams’ The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find was a great success so the two Leeds organisations are teaming up again to bring new work to the community.
Leeds Playhouse New Work Producer Gilly Roche said “Like the Playhouse, Leeds Central Library is an accessible, democratic space for and by the people of Leeds. Both buildings encourage people from all backgrounds to come together, share stories, build a community and embark on new creative adventures. We’re delighted to be expanding on our partnership with Leeds Libraries and can’t wait to see what stories the inaugural Speak Volumes resident artists uncover.”
Fancy applying? Speak Volumes is now open for submissions. More information is available on Leeds Playhouse’s website. The deadline for proposals is 5pm on Friday 22 February so make sure you get your application submitted in plenty of time.
Photograph credited to Anthony Robling