In October 1988, two local artists recycled waste materials (the ‘skip’ in Skippko) in order to create work with local communities. Since that time, we have celebrated, and broadcast, the best the city of Leeds has to offer over a period embracing the 20th & 21st centuries. The work created over these 30 years reflects the energy, creativity and commitment of the people of Leeds.

Through more than 500 projects engaging many tens of thousands of participants, Skippko’s work charts, and reflects, the development of a City from the time Michael Jackson kicked off his set in the 1998 Bad Tour with ‘Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’ through to the 2018 Le Tour. We know about the projects we have done, the communities we worked with and the artists we employed because every project since 1988 has been photographed, noted and documented and lies in our archive. So, if you have an interest in community arts work in Leeds since 1988 please get in touch and we can arrange a visit to the many archive boxes.