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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.
New College Pontefract

Share Your Knowledge with Future Creatives

Pontefract New College are looking for creative professionals to share their experience of working in the creative industries with current students. 
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Promote Your Gigs at HMV

Advertise local gigs in the HMV store.
Call for submissions: New Contemporaries 2023 (orange text on a yellow background)

Call for Submissions: New Contemporaries 2023

Submissions welcome from emerging and early career artists who are final year students, recent graduates and post-grad students.
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.
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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.
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Join the Next Stage initiative

Making the music industry more accessible for artists with access requirements.
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