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


The Big Freelancer Survey 2024

The BIG Freelancer Survey 2024

Each year, The Big Freelancer Survey aims to provide detailed analysis of the past 12 months.
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AIM Partners With Tileyard North To Support Growing Independent Sector In The North Of England

The Association of Independent Music (AIM), the not-for-profit org championing the UK’s independent music community, is partnering with Tileyard North.
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Survey for Artists and Artworkers in Yorkshire & the Humber

Would you like to see better conditions & more investment for the visual arts sector in the UK?
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.
Culture and creative industries: A catalyst for inclusive growth

Culture and creative industries: A catalyst for inclusive growth

Drawing on insights from in-depth interviews with senior IGN officers and national experts.
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London’s Groucho Club to open within the grounds of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The club’s first outpost will be located near Wakefield at Bretton Hall
Impact Investing in the Cultural and Creative Sectors

Impact Investing in the Cultural and Creative Sectors

This report explores how the emerging field of impact investment presents a valuable tool for realising the potential of the
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Introducing All In – UK-wide access scheme for D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent people

All In is a new UK-wide access scheme for D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent people. We believe that creative and cultural
Literature review on current recruitment challenges and skills needs for the creative and cultural sectors

Why is systemic change so hard to achieve in our sector?

Creative and cultural skills have reviewed over 100 papers, reports and data sets from all 4 nations in the UK,
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.
Government Allocates £5m for Game Development in Boost to Creative Industries

Government Allocates £5m for Game Development in Boost to Creative Industries

Funded by the UK Government, the UK Games Fund - Content Fund has been established to support ‘commercial games-for-entertainment’ studios
A rendered image of plans for the Annie Morris Sculpture outside the West Yorkshire History Centre in Wakefield. It is a colourful stack of different sized circles.

First Look at Sculptures for New City Centre Trail

Wakefield Council reveal artwork for a new sculpture trail guiding people on a journey of discovery through the city centre.
FIND YOUR CREATIVE FUTURE: Creative Path Finder

Try Our New Creative Path Finder

Our Creative Path-Finder helps you find your dream creative courses in or within a commutable distance of Wakefield District!
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Promote Your Gigs at HMV

Advertise local gigs in the HMV store.
TILEYARD NORTH DISTILLERY

Wakefield Businesses Collaborate to Design Distillery at Tileyard North

Creative businesses from across the Wakefield District have been working together to create something for residents, workers and visitors to
What Works Wellbeing

Arts and Wellbeing: Review of the Social Value of Place-Based Arts Interventions

This work supports those funding and delivering arts and culture interventions to maximise wellbeing impacts.
Earth Climate Emergency

Creative Industries and the Climate Emergency

The UK’s first review of the Creative Industries and Net Zero.
A group of around 20 people from Backstage Academy and CAPA College stand together facing the camera smiling. They are indoors in a beige and brown decorated room.

Backstage Academy and CAPA College Announce New Partnership

A brand-new partnership between two of the country’s leading Creative Arts organisations, based here in Wakefield district.
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Unlimited Launch Artist Database

Unlimited have launched a database of artists on their website, putting artists publicly at the heart of the organisation.
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.
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.
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.
Edgelands Arts

Westgate Heritage Action Zone virtual exhibition

Transforming one of Wakefield's most historically significant streets to positively change perceptions of the area.
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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.
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.
Announcing partnership with Creative England

Announcing partnership with Creative England

Creative England has come on board as a delivery partner for  Cultural Development Fund business support programme.
Creative Wakefield Framework

Creative Wakefield Framework

This document provides an initial framework to guide Wakefield’s new Creative Compact, working towards a single vision for the district.
£3.5m state-of-the-art live events facility set to open in Wakefield

£3.5m state-of-the-art live events facility set to open in Wakefield

European Regional Development Funding has been secured to build an Innovation Hub in South Kirkby as part of Production Park.
Unhampered Reads – Baskets of creative inspiration free to borrow from your library

Unhampered Reads – Baskets of creative inspiration free to borrow from your library

Borrow a themed Un-hampered Reads basket from Wakefield Libraries and see where the journey will take you. Allow you and