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16th May 2016 East Street Arts – Art Hostel

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East Street Arts create the first social enterprise Art Hostel in the UK, providing unique accommodation in a playful, creative space.
Art Hostel is leading the way with a brand new concept – a social mission focused on strengthening the local economy through creating new jobs and increasing income to the area, supporting neighbourhood regeneration and pioneering a new model for artists to interact with the wider community – increasing access to the arts by introducing culture via new public terrain. Art Hostel also fulfils local demand, currently there is no year-round budget-style-stay available in the city, offering a low-cost alternative but still providing a bespoke experience.
Each bedroom will be a unique design, contemporary and comfortable. A project space on the ground floor will host artists in an evolving gallery/exhibition space while in the basement a dynamic rolling programme of installations/events awaits; this space can also be hired for your own occasion. Art Hostel aims to enhance the experience of the way people stay, encouraging visitors to contribute to the city of Leeds while they are here, providing a physical infrastructure to make, create, debate, sleep and explore, meaning you can leave your creative trace on its ever-evolving interior.

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