In Leeds, UNION have been working with the Donut group; an informal network of small scale venues located outside of the city centre who are all grounded in their local communities.
The Donut group have been working together for 5 years and have undertaken some initial research with Leeds University They are currently moving forward in three broad areas:
- Further Research
And that’s where UNION fits in. We are currently looking at how the UNION model for training could be adapted to create a programme for the Donut that takes on a cohort of workers, artists, activists, volunteers from the organisations in the donut. At the same time we have been invited by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to submit a full application to fund the model and we are looking at how this fits in with plans for Leeds 2023.
Watch this space…