BasementArtsProject is a not for profit, grassroots organisation based in South Leeds. With a programme of exhibitions, events and artists residencies we seek to assist the development of artistic practice.
BasementArtsProject is a grassroots arts venue located in a pre-war, mid-terrace house in Beeston, LS11. Established in 2011 it provides a much needed rent-free site for exhibitions and projects. BasementArtsProject seeks to facilitate and promote the activities of artists within the city of Leeds.
Our current activity is based around a frequent series of events taking place throughout the year whilst we seek funding to convert the space into a fully operational studio / residency project / Gallery venue with its own access and facilities.
Exhibitions and events since April 2011 have included solo projects by artists such as Kimbal Quist Bumstead, Alisia Casper, Alan Dunn & Martyn Rainford, Luke Drozd, Philip Gurrey, Samela Otoviç, Unravel: The Longest Hand Painted Film in Britain and Alistair Woods. We have also staged a lecture by Canadian Art Historian Allan Antliff, music by TEN and the ‘SPEAKEASY: art in an age of prohibition’ group exhibition. Alongside this we have taken artists work offsite to events such as the Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2012, Liverpool Biennial 2012 and Divided We Fall, across the rest of Leeds in August 2012, March 2013 and May 2014. In April 2014 BasementArtsProject staged the third of three collaborative exhibitions with international collective SCI under the moniker SCIBase at 3rd on 3rd Gallery and DykemanYoung Galleries in Jamestown New York