A 'Town of Culture' competition could be heading to West Yorkshire as early as 2023 under the area's economic recovery plan.
The plan proposes "a creative new deal" to promote places in West Yorkshire and boost the visitor economy.
West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin revealed plans to create a new cultural event for the region when she was elected in May.
The former Shadow Culture Secretary penned the idea as a way of supporting the area's cultural offer.
If the contest is launched, it would be reserved for places too small to vie for the national City of Culture title.
West Yorkshire is represented by Bradford and Wakefield in the 2025 longlist for UK City of Culture 2025.