“Being agorophobic, highly panicky, and prone to long bouts of dark depression, being involved with this has helped me to become more confident within my artwork and my self to become more active within events like Love Arts Festival. Things seem less lonely and dark with this wonderful service around me.”


Love Arts Leeds is a celebration of creativity and mental well-being which takes place every October in Leeds. The festival aims to get people talking about mental health by sharing creativity. Love Arts features exhibitions, gigs, performances, workshops, talks, debates, discussions and more.

Check out the Love Arts website for more information.


BEYOND celebrates the work of artists, performers and musicians with learning disabilities from Leeds, and the many organisations which support them. BEYOND also includes a strand of exemplary work from across Europe by artists with learning disabilities.

There are hundreds of talented artists with learning disabilities in Leeds, producing a fantastic range of art. Leeds is also home to many organisations focussed on supporting artists and/or people with learning disabilities in exploring and developing their creativity, and an associated group of talented individual freelancers who lead that work.

For more information visit the Beyond Festival website.

You can contact Arts & Minds in the following ways:

Phone: 0113 262 128

Email: [email protected]

Post/in person: Arts & Minds c/o 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds LS7 3LW

Please follow and share our social media networks. All Arts & Minds workers are part time so please be patient and we will get back to you when we can. 


Join Arts & Minds:

Joining the Arts & Minds Network is free! Once signed up you will receive a membership card in the post and we will add you to our mailing list to receive our weekly eBulletins and our quarterly newsletter. We signpost members to creative opportunities that promote positive mental health and we work with local arts suppliers and other businesses who give discounts to Arts & Minds members. Click here and fill in the form to join…