Culture and heritage

Find out about culture and heritage in Wakefield district, including information about our Culture Grants, public art and heritage frameworks, Creative Wakefield, and Our Year – Wakefield District 2024.

  • Creative Wakefield

    Creative Wakefield is an inclusive network of individuals, organisations and businesses, with a shared vision of using creativity to drive forward an outstanding quality of life for everyone,
    An image of a Henri Moore Sculpture perched on a hill in the Yorkshire countryside (Yorkshire Sculpture Park)
  • Culture Grants

    Culture Grants are Wakefield Council’s grants for creatives, cultural organisations and community groups based in Wakefield district. Credit: Wakefield District Sight Aid image by David Lindsay
    A man and woman doing arts and crafts
  • Heritage

    Learn about our aims for heritage in Our Heritage, Our Stories – A Heritage Framework for Wakefield district, and discover heritage projects across the district.
    Sandal Castle
  • Our Year – Wakefield District 2024

    Our Year – Wakefield District 2024, a year-long celebration of our district and an invitation to enjoy 366 days of culture, creativity and connection for everyone, everywhere.
    A large crowd of people sat in a field at an event
  • Public Art

    Learn more about the Wakefield Council-appointed Contemporary Art Society to develop a coordinated vision for Public Art development across the district. Credit: Tatiana Hepplewhite.
    Wakefield Cathedral lit up with colourful projected lighting

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