Our SceneMakers – local volunteers – form the heart of the initiative, working with us to develop ideas for projects, places where they might happen and ways to let people know what is on offer.

They help shape the programme from the ground up through commissioning work, guiding decisions about what we invest in, helping with evaluation, and being the voices that speak out for the value of the arts.

SceneMakers come from across the area, have a wide range of interests and a variety of backgrounds and experiences – cafĂ© owner, NHS worker, solicitor, student, former teacher – they are all working together to help grow the Creative Scene.

SceneMakers meet to discuss ideas and developments, and go on research visits to arts events, all over the country- to get ideas and inspiration. Their adventures and stories are told on the blog Making a Scene, which artist Len Grant is making with us.

SceneMakers is an ever-evolving group of ‘Arts Adventurers’ and we would love to hear from local people who are interesting in steering Creative Scene’s programme.

If you would like to find our more about SceneMakers or apply to become one contact Nancy Barrett at

Animation credit: Rozi Fuller, Creative Scene’s Artist@Work at Cleckheaton’s Aakash Indian Restaurant