An old building in Leeds has been refurbished with the intention of releasing it to local and international artists, encouraging an immersive and interactive practice. This has been undertaken by a social enterprise called Art Hostel. It aims to revitalise urban spaces while creating an economic boost in local and ethical tourism.
They have used the skills of local industry to help create this new brand concept and generate job opportunities and support for growing communities in the area. By involving these communities, there is a chance to educate and enthuse a new generation of creatives and involve then in the artistic landscape of Leeds.
Rooms and evolving gallery spaces will attract different people who will come and go. The hostel wants to engage its visitors and guests in the local culture, and hopefully, they will leave their own artistic impression. This concept is revolutionary, it’s initial goal of accessibility and outreach to the people that neighbour the hostel, is the first step in creativity thriving in the future.