Leeway is a navigation term that refers to the space between where you intended to go and where you finally ended up. It also means freedom to act within certain limits

Leeway for Arts is a foundation based in Leiden committed to the development of the arts and their practices. We want to create space for a process-based logic of artistic development that counters the institutional pressure to produce output and quantify value. This we do by means of our Development Programme, an 18-month track for professional artists. Two such tracks will take place between 2021 and 2025. Our proposal is currently under consideration for the Basis Infrastructuur 2021-2024 (BIS).

We focus on non-verbal art forms such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, dance, mime, circus and many forms of music and theatre. Is your discipline not on the list? No problem! All practices are welcome: from somatic to analogue to digital, from the studio to the stage to the street. At Leeway for Arts, we promote all manners of thinking by doing.