The Leap is an Arts Council England, Creative People and Places programme. The Leap is for community-led culture, making space for the ideas, talent and energy of local people; increasing leadership and participation in arts and culture in across Bradford & Keighley.
The Leap is particularly focussed on supporting individuals, groups, communities and artists who can make an impact in Bradford Moor, City, Manningham, Keighley Central, Keighley West and Tong.
Current programme includes:
Pioneer Programme: Working in partnership with communities, organisations and artists to develop
uniquely Bradford co-commissions and co-created projects of scale and ambition.
People Make Change: Putting people at the heart of leading new, local arts and cultural activity in hyper local areas.
Radical Social: A programme of support for young people to lead on creative social action projects that are entrepreneurial.
Small Steps to Giant Leaps: Growing the eco-system of support by training other organisations to lead their own culture support programmes.
Knowledge Networks: Network development and learning that bring artists, communities and decision makers together, to grow and embed new and ways of demonstrating the social benefits of community-led culture.