East Street Arts currently manage/curate two houses (Leeds and Hull) as part of a broader project of placing artists (and their families) to live and work in different communities. The aim is to provide cultural value to society by immersing artists to live and work in a variety of community/demographic settings. We are also focused on providing affordable, well-designed social housing for creative practitioners on a low income.

We are excited by the real possibility for residents to be co-producers and investors, rather than just consumers, and the opportunity to unlock and share experiences, learning, resources and relationships not dictated by any market or institution.

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Artists Lloyd&Wilson took up residence in Beeston, Leeds in January 2015 for an initial 12 month period. In their own words, they are not ‘drag and drop’ artists. They are not painters or object makers; they are hosts. By building spaces designed to encourage exchange, organising events that leave room for discussion and taking local recommendations on where to have a pint, they have begun to get a feel for what’s important in Beeston and generate their own responses to it.

Funded in part by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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In October 2014 artist Silvio Palladino moved from London and took up residence in the Live/Work project in Hull developed through a partnership between East Street Arts and The Goodwin Development Trust.

Silvio is supported by Arts Council England with a bursary in order to develop new work as part of his response to and with the communities based around the Goodwin Estate.

Silvio has supported and lead the local consultation on Neighbourhood Planning on the estate, which has lead to the development of an artist lead green space. He has also worked in the local primary school with teachers and students creating installations within their play areas.

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