We are creating a new funding opportunity for artists and creative practitioners here at Open Source Arts, in the form of an Arts SOUP!

An Arts SOUP is a democratic microgranting experiment where 4 local artists deliver a pitch for a project or concept they’re developing, and the audience who attend choose one of them to receive the pot of funding that they have created.

A £5-£10 ticket into one of our Arts SOUP events will buy you a soup and a vote! Half the money goes towards the facilitation of the evening, and the other half goes to the artist who receives the most votes at the end of the night.

The Arts SOUP doesn’t just open a new source of funding for artists in Leeds, it gives our community the power to choose where their money goes. It gives YOU the opportunity to fund the artists and initiatives that speak to YOUR interests.


Apply to pitch!

The first Arts SOUP at Open Source Arts was Thursday 16th January 2020.

Lottie Loverage with her winning pitch took home a pot of £150! Fully funded by the wonderful people eating a delicious hearty soup. She will use this funding to develop her ‘Bucket Head’ performance- a poignant new work about eating disorders. 

Next Arts SOUP:  date TBC.

We will only use the information provided to communicate about Arts SOUP. We will not share your information with any third party. We will delete the personal details you provide here after the event you apply for has passed. If you wish for this information to be deleted ahead of this date please contact info@opensourcearts.co.uk