The Tetley

Info For Artists & Practitioners


There are several opportunities throughout the year to get involved as an artist or practitioner at The Tetley. Any live opportunities will be posted here on our website and emailed to subscribers. Please sign up for our mailing list by clicking here.


We have launched a new scheme sponsored by Tetley’s Brewery to support emerging talent in Leeds. The year-long programme will support the development of artists through a bespoke programme of mentoring and development and hopes to foster a new generation of artists and help provide opportunities for artists in Leeds and Yorkshire.

Artists will be selected by a panel including Bryony Bond, Artistic Director, The Tetley; Laurence Sillars, Head of Exhibitions, Henry Moore Institute and Rehana Zaman, artist.

Details on how to apply and further information on the scheme can be downloaded here.

Download our Equal Opportunities form here. Deadline to apply is 9am Monday 6 August.

About Tetley’s
One of Britain’s oldest and best loved ales was brewed in Leeds at Tetley’s Brewery for nearly 200 years and has a strong and proud history that is synonymous with the city. Tetley’s still lives by its founder Joshua Tetley’s mantra ‘quality pays’ and centuries on still produces its signature double strain yeast, giving Tetley’s beers their unique taste. 

Public Programme Proposals

We accept proposals for events at The Tetley on a rolling basis. Events are understood to generally take place over one day or less and we can only offer support in kind. Any proposals must be received several months before the event is due to take place, see specific deadlines below.

For events taking place between 15 October 2018 and 3 February 2019, please submit proposals by 9 August 2018.
For events taking place between 4 February and 2 June 2019, please submit proposals by 2 November 2018.
For events taking place between 3 June and 1 September 2019, please submit proposals by 5 April 2019.
We also accept proposals with no fixed dates.To submit an event proposal please email  for more information.



Our exhibitions are programmed in house and are scheduled at least one year in advance. We focus primarily on solo exhibitions of artists based in Britain and internationally, or work with guest curators on group shows and often show  displays from collections and archives revealing hidden histories alongside contemporary work. The selection of artists is undertaken by the programme team, led by the Artistic Director.The Tetley often works in partnership with other organisations in Britain and abroad, with current collaborations with Karachi Biennale, Pakistan, Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka and Liverpool Biennial through the New North and South partnership.As exhibitions arise from direct invitations and through partnerships, we do not accept unsolicited proposals for exhibitions and do not hire out spaces for exhibitions.