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Studio12 is a digital media project for people aged 16–30. It provides free access to a production studio, training, accredited qualifications and an industry panel of creative professionals working in design, music, video and media arts.

Training takes place at the production space in Leeds Central Library Tuesday – Friday. Our temporary opening times are 1pm – 4:30pm.

You can also email us directly or call 0113 378 7016.

The space houses a fully equipped studio with a wide range of multimedia, video, photography, music equipment and software packages. People accessing Studio12 are encouraged and supported to work towards attaining an accredited qualification though NOCN and Arts Award in Audio Visual Media Production. Studio12 work will be showcased at live events in the city centre and to a global audience on the web.

Who can join Studio12?
Young people aged 16 – 30 who are living in Leeds, with priority given to those not in education and employment.

How much does it cost?
Studio12 is FREE to 16-30 year olds living in Leeds.

What happens at Studio12?     
Bring your ideas and vision to the studio and make them happen. Studio12 members create a broad range of media-related projects, depending what people want to produce. Studio12 is designed to help turn your IDEAS into something REAL. Training works on a one-to-one basis, so it’s best to get in touch.

How do I join?
If you are age 16-30 and able to get to the Studio during our opening hours, please get in touch to arrange an appointment to become a member. Appointments usually take half an hour to an hour – we’ll tell you all about the Studio so you can get the most out of it, in addition to finding out more about your interests and what you’d like to achieve in the Studio. On the same day we set you up with an IT account, and from then on you can come in as much as you’d like during our opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 1:00 until 5:00. Use the contact form at the bottom of the page – we look forward to hearing from you!

Does Studio12 work with groups and organisations?
Taster sessions are available for community groups and youth organisations based in the Leeds area during mornings and by prior arrangement. This is a relaxed introduction to some of the project’s opportunities in film, animation, photography and music production. Training will not take more than 16 hours per week and should not affect benefits. No more than 14 people will be at each session.

What else can Studio12 members get involved in?

Breeze Arts Foundation Arts Awards
In partnership with West Yorkshire Playhouse First Floor, there is the opportunity to work towards an Arts Award which is the Arts Council’s nationally recognised qualification.

Work is critiqued by an Industry Panel of creative professionals. Current panellists include representatives from Channel4, BBC and Utah Saints. Work will be showcased on the Studio12 website, BBC Fresh and at Studio12 events in the City Centre.

Group image of Studio12 Members working on a project

Studio12 provides FREE access to a visual and audio production studio for 16 - 30 year olds living in Leeds

You can also email us directly or call 0113 378 7016.


Studio12, Central Library, Calverley St
Tel: 0113 3787016

Open Hours

[Temporary Hours 1pm - 4:30pm]

Tuesday - Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Weekends: Closed