Since October 1988, Skippko has been one of Leeds’ leading visual arts organisations specialising in engagement, advocacy, bringing communities together; enabling the lives of ordinary people in Leeds to be celebrated, marked…and remembered.

Our work is not about giving people a voice (people already have a voice) but, in the words of Simone Weil, we seek to provide “the attentive silence in which the voice, the silent cry from the heart, can be heard and given agency”. This social consideration has been embedded in what we’ve created, and cooperatively achieved, since 1988 and has been re-emphasised in recent months as we co-create with organisations supporting indoor sex workers, mothers experiencing post-natal depression, disenfranchised families, marginalised communities, intergenerational groups in Holbeck and…….people just looking for a sense of purpose.