About

WE MAKE GREAT CULTURAL EXPERIENCES HAPPEN IN THE PLACES YOU LIVE.

We want to make a lasting change in the way local communities take part in, make and experience art and culture.

OUR VISION

We want to encourage, invest in and support a thriving arts scene in this area that is accessible and relevant to the people that live here.

We want this part of West Yorkshire to be known as a place where the people here create and commission fantastic and accessible arts and cultural activities. People lead, take part and make things happen – art is a part of every day life.

We are setting out to create  a pioneering model that enables access to  and participation in a range of arts events and opportunities for people, in their neighbourhoods and towns.

The offer will be born out of the places and people here, but with universal themes and stories to tell. It will draw inspiration from our towns and cultures and heritage, but not be backward looking – the vibrant arts ecology will be helping to shape the future of our places and spaces.

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WHAT WE’VE DONE

We have welcomed 130,000 people living in Batley, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Gomersal, Heckmondwike, Liversedge and Mirfield to 220 cultural events so far.

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Creative People and Places

We are one of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places projects.

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