Community Projects

The Art House undertake a range of community projects with specialist groups. Find out more about these projects and how you can get involved.

Studio of Sanctuary

Our Studio of Sanctuary programme aims to use arts, culture and the creative process to bring people together and contribute to the building of a cohesive community that values diversity. The programme offers tailored professional development support and opportunities for artists who happen to be refugees or asylum seekers.

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Creative Age

A weekly art group for older people with dementia and their carers. Inspired by Equal Art’s Creative Age, this project is based on the growing understanding that creativity is intact long after other cognitive functions decline. The group is currently closed and we’re moving everything online to keep our participants safe.

Drop us a line if you’re interested in getting involved in our next cohort, we would love to hear from you!

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Creative Age workshops at The Art House

Future Collective

Future Collective is a programme designed to nurture and support young arts graduates as they start establishing their career in Wakefield. The programme is still in a pilot phase as we explore the best ways to retain vital local talent for the benefit of the city’s growing creative industries.

Want to join or support the Future Collective? Drop us an email now.

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Wakefield Artwalk, at The Art House, May 2019


Artwalk is a cultural late night in Wakefield, established in 2008. It takes place every two months, always on the last Wednesday of the month, starting from January each year. It exists to showcase local, national and international talent in a whole range of settings. Exhibition and event spaces range from the traditional art gallery space, through to historic buildings, cafes, bars, retail outlets and more.

Artwalk is managed by The Art House. Venues programme their own exhibitions and events.

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Makey Wakey

A partnership between The Art House and The Ridings Shopping Centre. Working to bring creativity, culture, and opportunities to Wakefield.

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We need your help to

Match it by March-ish!

Earlier in the year, we were challenged by a local donor to raise £10,000 by the 27th of March. We didn’t quite manage it (thanks Covid-19!) but our brilliant funder offered to provide the match anyway.

We have left the campaign page open, allowing others to contribute donations to The Art House. All donations will be used to support our artists, both studio holders and our wider community, at this incredibly challenging time.

Can you help us support more artists?

Of course, I'll donate now

Match it by March-ish!


Arts & Health Space

Our Arts & Health Space is dedicated to community projects including Creative Age and Inspire. The accessible room is available to hire and can be adapted to the requirements of a particular group or event.

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Arts and Health space at The Art House