Engaging with our community
Come into our world...
Hidden away just outside of Leeds city centre is a very special playground. Scott Hall Mills is our dedicated studio, venue, workshop and sometimes party palace. It’s our home, but it’s also a space that is open to everyone. We provide space and opportunities for our local community and the wider creative community by throwing open the doors of Scott Hall Mills so they can be inspired, experiment and imagine. Whether it is in providing long-term tenancies; open studio events; workshops or performances; film nights or artist residencies, Scott Hall Mills is more than a building – it’s a community.
Studio & Space Hire
Once an abandoned mill, we’ve transformed Scott Hall Mills into a creative hub with innovative design studios, a maker’s workshop and collaborative creative spaces available for hire. Across 3 floors we house long-term residents supporting them in their creative journey as well as hire out our own studio and workshop for events, performances, filming, photography and more. If you’re looking for a unique space to hire for your event, a workshop space to rent or want to find out more about what’s going on at Scott Hall Mills head over to our dedicated website.
We’re passionate about creating opportunities for budding creatives to learn and discover more about themselves and their practice. Following the principles of inventiveness, curiosity, and resourcefulness we offer a suite of learning opportunities including workshops, lectures for students and even our own programme ‘Designers of the Future’ which aims to help new creatives from underrepresented backgrounds develop skills and knowledge for careers in the creative industries. Whether at our studio or visiting elsewhere we combine up-to-the-moment industry experience with a healthy dose of turbulent anecdotes from our own journey.
Artist Engagement & Mentoring
We have always relied on other creatives and artists for support when we’ve needed it. That’s why we seek to support and advocate for artists and the role of creativity in the Leeds City region. This can look like supporting individual artists through residencies, providing mentoring to other creative businesses, lobbying councils for greater support or sometimes just being an ear to bend. We’re active in trying to build, grow and support our community.
As well as hiring the space we also run our own programme of events out of Scott Hall Mills creating opportunities for the local community and creatives to come together and meet each other. Everything from curated film nights, to live performance to a part disco part conker competition. Our programme aims to inspire and entertain as well as celebrate the incredible creative talent our region has to offer. For more information about upcoming events head to the Scott Hall Mills website.