Cultural Development fund (CDF)

Creative Wakefield is supported by The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). In early 2019 Wakefield Council was awarded £4.38m from the Cultural Development Fund managed by Arts Council England on behalf of DCMS. More information about the fund can be found here

Peer Learning Network

The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) Peer Learning Network will support the successful 2019-2022 CDF projects (Worcester, Plymouth, Grimsby, Creative Estuary and Wakefield) in delivery of the aims and objectives of the fund, specifically the development of transformative economic growth and productivity strategies.

The network will act as a forum to share best practice and generate knowledge to support evaluation of the Cultural Development Fund investment and the link between cultural investment and local growth. The Cultural Development Fund is a prime opportunity to improve the evidence base around culture’s economic impact. Helping to build the evidence base at a national and local level is an important component of this.