Time, space, and support for artists, makers and creative businesses to develop their practice

Welcome to the house
that art built.

At The Art House, artists and audiences of all kinds are invited to engage with the creative process through a year-round programme of residencies, exhibitions, events, workshops, and professional development opportunities.

We manage more than 50 accessible artists studios, hosting a wide variety of artists, makers, and creative businesses. In our building, you’ll also find exhibition spaces, on-site accessible accommodation for creatives, a shop, a coffee house, meeting rooms and event spaces for hire.

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Detail of 'Make Art Now' mural on The Art House terrace taken from street level.


Established in 1994 by a diverse group of artists, The Art House places equality of access and higher diversity in contemporary visual arts practice at the core of all our programmes.

When it comes to our audiences, we try to go far beyond ramps and lifts – our building and the people in it are here to provide our visitors with equal access to everything we do.

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Accessible art venue, The Art House, Wakefield

Meet the Team

Our staff are a small but mighty group who all share a passion for improving access and opportunity in the visual arts.

Each one brings different skills to help make our collective vision a reality.

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Meet Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees play a big part in helping us keep our strategic promises and meet the needs of those we’re here to support.

Our Board and the Team understand the value of bringing individuals
with lived experience together to help make better decisions, which results in better outcomes and greater stability for organisations.

The Trustees work closely with the Team and share our positivity, commitment and passion to help change lives.

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The Art House Shop

A great way to shop local and support creatives

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