2024 funded projects

About our 2024 funded projects

A man holding an audio device with headphones on. Photo credit: Suzie Cross - Wellbeing Weekend. Photo by Nick Singleton

Please find on this page a list of the Made in Wakefield and Culture Everywhere projects that we have supported so far in 2024. They are arranged by the following categories: Access, Community events and festivals, Crafts, Film, Heritage, Literature, Music, Performing arts, and Visual art and sculpture.

More projects to come throughout 2024!


Two people silk painting inside a boat. Photo by Patrycjya Marziarz
  • Open Country’s ‘Wild about Water’ is a full year programme of creative outdoor activities. It will enable local disabled residents to enjoy blue spaces around the district

Community events and festivals

Three people having a lively discussion at a table Photo by Nick Singleton
  • Salvation Army (Castleford) will partner with the Hong Kong Community Hub to run a one-day programme. Including events and activities celebrating Chinese culture and customs for the Lunar New Year.


A parent and child doing craft activities. Photo by Nick Singleton
  • MHA Communities Wakefield and District will create a calendar keepsake with their service users. It will show monthly events with a focus on crafts, costumes and foods from the past

  • Pontefract Calligraphers will work with tutors to run 3x calligraphy workshops. There will also be two open-access beginners taster sessions for the local community

  • Portobello Community Forum’s ‘Portobello Creates 2024’ is a full year programme of cultural and creative workshops and events at Portobello Community Centre

  • Well Women Centre will run ‘Women, Wakefield and Wellness’ with artist Tony Wade. Six silk painting workshops for 15 service users, with a final display at Wakefield Cathedral


Close up of Stanley Heritage Trail map, designed by Rhubarb Design House. Photo by David Lindsay
  • Russell Brammer will create an exhibition at Queens Mill, Castleford. It will mark the 40th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike

  • Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People will develop a permanent display of their history to preserve their 102-year heritage


A group of people sat around a table doing creative writing activities. Photo by David Lindsay
  • Getting Gobby in the Lobby’s Spoken Word Programme will include 11 spoken word performance evenings and 3 writing workshops. There will be a final showcase and published anthology


Two people singing into microphones Photo by Drai Media
  • Zambezi Sounds CIC will run 2x participatory walking events for the local community along Waterton’s Wall in Walton. Artist Ali Bullivent will create a new song inspired by discussions on the walks.

  • Wakefield Quaker Meeting will run 8x creative drumming workshops. For families and individuals who are seeking asylum, refugees, and the wider community.

Performing arts

A person performing on stage with a microphone. Photo by Sarah Underwood
  • Natalie Bellingham will showcase a new production of ‘Look After Your Knees’ to Wakefield district audiences at CAPA College. Part of a wider tour in the North

Visual art and sculpture

A group of people are looking at an obelisk sculpture on display at the National Coal Mining Museum. Photo by David Lindsay
  • Friends of Fitzwilliam Station and Edgelands Arts will run a series of community workshops. They will develop a new public artwork for Fitzwilliam Station bridge

  • The Friends of Sandal Library and artist Beth Morgan will run 2 workshops with the local community.  They will create a new public artwork for the Sandal Library Dementia Garden

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