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


Pinderfields Hospital Mural

Pinderfields Hospital Mural

As part of Our Year – Creativity Around the Corner project, artist Mohammad Barrangi has revealed a brand-new mural at
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How to build a personal brand that feels authentic

Creatives share their top tips for building a personal brand, & allowing you to unleash your unique creative vision.
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How to Embrace Failure and Turn it into a Creative Superpower

When things go wrong, it's not the end of the world. In fact, it could be the start of something
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When work meets play: Setting boundaries in creative professional relationships

Navigating work relationships and maintaining professionalism can sometimes prove tricky.
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How to juggle multiple projects as a creative

As a creative professional, you need to spin a lot of plates. But how do you avoid them all crashing
Wakefield First's - Maker of the Month - Catherine Booker

Wakefield First’s Maker of the Month – Catherine Booker: Graphic Designer

Catherine Booker is a graphic designer based in Wakefield, through her business Cultivate, she's created countless types of digital content
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Into the unknown: Ten creatives on working through uncertainty

Ten brilliant creatives to tell Creative Lives In Progress, what they’ve learnt from times of uncertainty.
Jenna Fan - Creative Close Up

Creative Close Up – Jenna Fan

Winner of Wakefield's Creative Business of the Year, Jenna Fan tells us all about her musical creative ventures
Maker of the Month - April Key

Wakefield First’s Maker of the Month: April Key – Contemporary Sculptor

April Key is a contemporary sculptor, originally from Istanbul, who relocated to Wakefield to set up her studio & engage
Wakefield First - Maker of the Month - Tony Wade

Wakefield First – Maker of the Month – Tony Wade: Artist

Tony Wade is an artist based in Wakefield who works on a diverse range of creative projects, from engaging art
Wakefield First - Maker of the Month - Ellie Way

Wakefield First’s Maker of the Month: Ellie Way: Designer and Printmaker

Ellie Way is a printmaker and designer from Wakefield, who's visually striking work features around posters iconising locations across West
Maker of the month - Embers + Roots

Wakefield First’s Maker of the Month: Ember + Roots

Wakefield First got in touch with Embers + Roots to find out more about the business and their fantastic range
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Creative Close Up – Dreaming Methods

Dive into the creative world of Dreaming Methods!
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Creative Close Up

Creative Close Up takes a closer look at the amazing work of the creatives who live and work in our
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Creative Wakefield – Our Priorities

A new feature series on leadership beginning with thoughts and reflections from Steven Michael, Independent Board Chair of Creative Wakefield.
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Leaders Focus

A new feature series on leadership beginning with thoughts and reflections from Steven Michael, Independent Board Chair of Creative Wakefield.
Hepworth, Moore and more: an arty weekend in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Hepworth, Moore and more: an arty weekend in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

This former industrial powerhouse has a lot to feast your eyes on.
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Introducing Our New Chair

Meet Steven Michael OBE. As Chair, Steven will help deliver our vision and take Creative Wakefield to the next level.
Empath Action CIC: a group of 97% performers

Creative Spotlight: Empath Action CIC

We sat down with Empath Action CIC to learn more about the work they are doing to uplift and empower
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How do Mentorships Work in the Creative Industry? 

Meet Taylor, a CDF-funded mentee, and find out how to make the best of a mentorship.
A textile brain by artist, Mandy Shepherd

Exploring Art and Mental Health

Explore organisations in our district making a difference through art-based therapies and how you can practice art-based mindfulness.
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Creative Spotlight: Robert Broad, Photographer

We catch up with Wakefield-born photographer, Robert Broad. 
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5 Tips For Networking Effectively

Networking effectively is one of the best things you can do to develop your creative career.
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.
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Creative 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.