The Society makes grants both to individuals and to organisations in support of cultural and scientific activities which increase innovation, outreach and diversity in Leeds and its immediate area. It also supports local museums and galleries and publications relating to the city.

About the Society

The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, is a charity that promotes interest in science, literature and the arts – in the city of Leeds and beyond. We have meetings, lectures, entertainments, publications and visits.

‘Sense of line’ – Exhibition of drawings by Imtiaz Dharkar – 2019

An example of a grant that assisted an artist/poet and also contributed to students' learning experience.

The Leeds Phil & Lit grant was used to frame prints by artist and poet Imtiaz Dharker, a British woman of South Asian background. Students on a postgraduate course took part in the interpretation, installation and evaluation of the project.

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