Tetley's Associate Artists' Programme

Tetley's Associate Artists' Programme (TAAP) is a year-long development opportunity for artists living, working or based in West Yorkshire.

The selected artists receive mentoring, training, development and artist studio space hosted at The Tetley.

It is designed for artists who are at a pivotal moment in their career and would significantly benefit from this development programme.

Artists receive: group TAAP sessions, marketing and funding application support, time in our artists’ studio and an opportunity to show in an open studio.

An independent evaluation by Dr Jonathan Ward and Dr Robert Knifton cited that TAAP was successful in developing the artists’:

  • Confidence: both in Associate Artists’ practices and in how they engage with the art world
  • Focus: the programme provided a space, support and structure for Associate Artists to focus on their practice.
  • Networks: associates highlighted the value of being able to take advantage of the The Tetley’s contacts.

“[TAAP] reminded me of the importance of peer review/discussion and gave me confidence in my practice.”

– TAAP artist

Current artists

TAAP 2023-24

Our TAAP artists for 2023-24 are: Emily Binks, Lisa-Marie Dickinson and Beatrice Lee Knowles.

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