Our programme director Emma Beverley moving to 2023

Emma takes top-notch appointment at Leeds 2023 as Executive Producer

In our parallel universe, this is the equivalent of East Street Arts’ star striker transferring to our big city rivals in a big-money transfer… But its not our parallel universe, and there is no big money transfer, damn! And actually, Leeds 2023 are not our rivals, and this is great news for Emma who will be a fantastic addition to 2023’s striking team… er, artistic team 😉

So a few words from Emma;

“Leeds has been the best place for me to grow as a producer. A huge part of that growth has been with East Street Arts and the wonderful team there, who I am deeply grateful to have worked with for the last two years. I can’t imagine a more unique opportunity than this one, becoming part of the Leeds 2023 team and working with people across the city to make really special things happen. Leeds 2023 has a big role to play in the cultural sector’s recovery over the next three years, and I am grateful I will be part of that journey.”

And some nice words from us;

“Emma has been a director for East Street Arts for the last two years and she was a very welcome addition to the senior team at a time when we needed the expertise and skills she brings. It has been a particularly challenging time due to a large restructure of the company and then COVID but throughout the whole time Emma brought a wealth of skill, passion for her work and a positive approach. She has made a huge impact on the organisation and we will miss her. But we are really pleased she is staying in Leeds and we know she will contribute to the development and shape of 2023 in an amazing and inclusive way.”

Karen Watson, our Artistic Director.

"Leeds has been the best place for me to grow as a producer. A huge part of that growth has been with East Street Arts and their wonderful team." Emma Beverley, departing star striker

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