What We Do

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

To do this, we produce inspiring and accessible creative activities and events, in the places where people live, shop, work, socialise and play.

We involve people in making decisions about what they want to see and get involved in commissioning – so that the arts here are relevant and have meaning to the cultures and communities that have shaped it.

We find out what people value about the arts experiences they take part in and the impact on our towns and communities. And we grow leadership and support talent in the area, so we develop a cultural infrastructure resilient to change.


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.

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We have welcomed over 140,00 people to more than 141 arts and cultural events so far – from pop-up poetry to outdoor bingo, screenings on train station platforms, warehouses and mills, magical performances in parks, fiery and illuminating outdoor events. We’ve worked with dozens of leading artists and companies and over 200 volunteers.

Read our Impact and Audience Reports here and here.

Read our 2018-21 Impact Report here.

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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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