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We share news for people working in the Creative Sector – offering career progression, skills development, business development, or funding opportunities.


Advertise Your Creative Job Opportunity or Industry Event For Free

Advertise Your Creative Job Opportunity or Industry Event For Free

You can now advertise your creative job opportunity or industry event for free on the Creative Wakefield website.
Wakefield District Year of Culture 2024

Year of Culture 2024 – Update

Wakefield Council are pleased to share an update on the developing plans for a Year of Culture 2024.
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Wakefield Council Are Recruiting A Creative Designer

Wakefield Council seek an experienced creative designer to join their Campaigns and Creative Services Team.
A photograph inside The Hepworth. A lone man with his back to the camera is surrounded by stone and bronze sculptures double his height.

We Are Creative Wakefield

Exploring our district's cultural and creative roots.
YSP

YSP are Hiring a Collection & Production Assistant

An exciting early-career opportunity to work at a renowned cultural institution.
Apply to be an Unlimited Panel Member

Apply to be an Unlimited Panel Member

Unlimited have paid opportunities for new disabled panel members.
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Drop-In Culture Grants Information Sessions

Find a drop-in session near you to learn more about Culture Grants!
Young Innovators Awards 2022 to 2023

Young Innovators Awards 2022 to 2023

Innovate UK will invest up to £1.4 million in young innovators with this competition, aiming to find a new group
Discover, Develop, Create with Xplor

Discover, Develop, Create with Xplor

Discover creative solutions, develop new products and services and understand about the potential of virtual production and XR.
HSBC Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

HSBC Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

HSBC are offering funding investments for small and medium-sized female led businesses to realise their potential.
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Global Screen Fund for International Co-production

The UK Government is offering funding to bring independent UK screen content to a global stage.
Creative Enterprise New Ideas Fund

Creative Enterprise New Ideas Fund

Creative England are looking for creative and commercial ideas that could unlock opportunities for your career.
UMUKSF Funding for Young Musicians

UMUKSF Funding for Young Musicians

The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation are offering funding for instruments and equipment to young musicians in full-time education.
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The Hepworth are Hiring A Curatorial Assistant

The Hepworth Wakefield are seeking a Curatorial Assistant to join their team and help deliver a world-class programme of exhibitions.
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Culture Grants Awarded to District Creatives & Communities

Wakefield Council award grants to artists, cultural and heritage organisations, and community groups.
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Mental Health Funding for Global Majority-Led Arts Organisations

Funding for arts organisations to develop offers of creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems.
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Freelance Printmaking Workshop Facilitator Needed

West Yorkshire Print Workshop are currently recruiting freelance workshop facilitators.
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Help Musicians: Creative Collaboration Funding

Collaboration between musicians and creatives from other fields can create powerful results.
One to One

CW Spotlight: One to One Development Trust

We catch up with One to One Development Trust – an award-winning digital media arts organisation based in Wakefield.
Idlewild Trust: Arts Grants

Idlewild Trust: Arts Grants

To improve opportunities for professionals working in the arts at an early stage in their career.
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Wakefield Council Launch New Culture Grants

The funding will support cultural, creative and heritage activity across the district.
Grants for Arts, Culture & Heritage Charities

Grants for Arts, Culture & Heritage Charities

The Schroder Charity Trust makes grants of up to £5,000 to charities that work in arts, culture and heritage.
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Help Musicians: Record and Release Fund

Music creators can apply for financial support towards recording and releasing music.
Queer Youth Art Collective Online Workshops

Queer Youth Art Collective Online Workshops

Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) runs workshops for young people aged 18-26.
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Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund Support for Arts Enterprises

Blended loan and grant investments available to creative businesses who deliver social impact.
Plans Unveiled for £1m Game-Changing Extended Reality Studio 

Plans Unveiled for £1m Game-Changing Extended Reality Studio 

UK’s first specialist innovation centre in the live events industry has revealed details of £1m Extended Reality (XR) studio in Wakefield.
Reinvigorate your business model through the Heritage Compass Programme

Reinvigorate your business model through the Heritage Compass Programme

Apply now, and you will receive 12 months of totally free business support.
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Arts-based engagement: a guide for community groups, artists and researchers

A guide for community groups, artists, researchers and anyone interested in using the arts for public engagement.
Arts Council report highlights benefits of close ties between culture and tourism

Arts Council report highlights benefits of close ties between culture and tourism

An evaluation of the £4.2 million initiative delivered by Arts Council England and VisitEngland.
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Community>Wakefield is launching!

The new place for services, activities, opportunities and events across Wakefield District.
Sign up for Axis Opportunity Finder membership

Sign up for Axis Opportunity Finder membership

Membership designed to save artists time so they can concentrate on the creative side of their practice.
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Build Back Fairer with the Creative & Cultural Skills podcast

This brand-new podcast explores the impacts and opportunities that may have been heightened by, or arisen, during the pandemic.
Inc Arts

Download the INC Arts anti-racism toolkit

A practical step-by-step process to think about what anti-racist action you can take in your workplace.
Apply for loans of up to £25K with Start Up Loans

Apply for loans of up to £25K with Start Up Loans

For those working in creative industries in the UK, these loans can help you develop your creative pursuit.
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£7 million Global Screen Fund launched

Fund launched to help the UK's independent screen sector export content to markets around the world.
Young Achievers Foundation

Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation

Grants for young Yorkshire people up to age 35 and registered charities.
Building Powerful Communities Community Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme

Building Powerful Communities Community Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme

Nova programme to provide funding to potential social entrepreneurs.
Edgelands Arts

Westgate Heritage Action Zone virtual exhibition

Transforming one of Wakefield's most historically significant streets to positively change perceptions of the area.
How Moving Well improves lives

How Moving Well improves lives

A new online learning resource from Moving Memory Dance Theatre.
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Get involved with The Lived Experience Network

Advocating that access to creative and cultural opportunities is important for individual and collective wellbeing.
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Our Earth, Your Choice – a new video game

One to One Development Trust are developing a new video game about looking after our planet.
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Join the Next Stage initiative

Making the music industry more accessible for artists with access requirements.
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Season for Change Campaign Toolkit now available

For individuals and organisations who want to urge for a just and sustainable future through the arts and culture.
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BBC Creative Allies

The industry has come to a standstill at a time when the world needs its creativity most. A plan to
Wakefield Council receives Capital Kickstart grant

Wakefield Council receives Capital Kickstart grant

Grant received from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to support WX3 and Creative Wakefield.
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Nesta announces Cultural Impact Development Fund

£3.1m is now available in blended loan and grant financing as part of support for arts and culture organisations.
Digital Culture Network

Join the Digital Culture Network

Working across the arts and culture sector to develop your organisation's digital skills.
Wakefield First

Covid-19 Support for Businesses

Visit Wakefield First to access dedicated Business Support and to answer your questions on the impact of coronavirus on your