Culture Cures general information

We are looking to support cultural organisations and consortia of local cultural organisations to deliver a wide range of cultural activities with health and wellbeing outcomes.

We will support different art forms from theatre and performance, writing and poetry, music and singing to the visual arts and craft.

These can be delivered through the provision of weekly art sessions, delivering a one off cultural event through to the commissioning of a new piece of work.

We aim to provide targeted interventions in the most deprived areas of the district.

Consequently, we will consider applications for the projects delivered in one or more of these areas:

  • Airedale
  • Eastmoor
  • Kinsley / Fitzwilliam / Ryhill / Havercroft
  • Knottingley
  • Lupset
  • Pontefract North
  • South Kirkby
  • Wakefield City Centre

Culture Cures' aim is to select a number of organisations who have the ability to deliver a diverse range of cultural activities and/or the commissioning new work.

Culture Cures guidelines

Documentary capturing the 2017/18 programme


Culture Cures is currently on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

To see our 2019-2020 Culture Cures projects please go to our dedicated website:

In the meantime, whilst our Culture Cures programme is currently on hold, we suggest that you join the new Creative Wakefield network where current opportunities, grants, and business development support can be found.

If you'd like to get in touch about Culture Cures or any other cultural development support, including Creative Wakefield, please email:

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