Led by artists, curators, organisations and individuals in Leeds City Region, PANIC! works to create an artists' network in Leeds.
Collectively, the network offers benefits through:
- platforming activities;
- sharing information;
- offering mentoring support;
- and distributing bursaries for practising artists.
The PANIC! Steering Group is made up of seven artist members, three artist advisors and The Tetley Team. They distribute the bursaries and advise, assist and promote the PANIC! Network and activity.
PANIC! Bursary artists
Round one bursary artworks
Discover the artwork of our first four bursary recipients: alabamathirteen, Thahmina Begum, Kevin Devonport and Hannah Lawless here.Find out more
Round two bursary artworks
We are delighted to present here the artworks of our second round of bursary recipients.Find out more
To create a network of artists living or working in the Leeds City Region
To distribute the available funds through six bursaries, and ten smaller grants for artistic projects that address the specific nature of the world crisis in the wake of the 2020 pandemic
To support artists to make new work exploring the conditions, experiences, pressures and possibilities of enforced digital sociability and the related phenomenological, psychological, social, cultural transformation of our lives
To offer opportunities for members to attend network events, such as talks, mentoring sessions and crits, with invited artists, curators, dealers, writers and others
To critically engage and address the entanglements of the axes of power: race, class, disability, gender, sexuality and the complex experiences of situated, self-reflexive diversity among the creative communities of Leeds
To share, activate and action the research that has been done on the role and significance of artist-led and artist-based initiatives in the creation and sustaining of visual arts in cities