Ten arts organisations have been selected onto the programme in 2016/17 to work in partnership with Kirklees Council to provide arts and creative services, events and activities for local communities.

The aim of the programme is to ensure there is a strong infrastructure of arts activity throughout Kirklees.

The Creative Partners actively contribute to the vision, ambitions and aims of the Kirklees Economic Strategy (KES) and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHAW) and are geographically spread across Kirklees.

Creative Partners 2016/17

Chol Theatre

An innovative theatre and arts company working with young people, emerging artists and professionals.

Creative Arts Hub CIC

Based in Mirfield, the Creative Arts Hub CIC provides workspace, facilities and exhibiting opportunities for artists & creative businesses.

Dark Horse Theatre

A theatre company that works to develop the potential of actors with learning disabilities.


Hoot gets people involved in music, dance and other creative activities as a way of improving their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

One of the most important and respected contemporary music festivals in the world.

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield's premier live performance venue, offering drama, music, dance and comedy.


Using the age-old traditional arts of Indian music, dance, storytelling, crafts and visual arts, to engage, inspire and challenge communities locally.

Proper Job Theatre Company

Proper Job creates exciting projects using theatre and drama to meet specific community needs.

Watershed Arts Practice (WAP)

A partnership between:

West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Supports artists in the creation of new work providing workshops and courses, open access printmaking facilities, affordable studio spaces, a managed gallery space, and exhibiting opportunities.