Makey Wakey

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

Making a difference one space at a time.

Makey Wakey reinvigorates empty spaces within The Ridings shopping centre with temporary exhibitions, installations, studio spaces, and other not-for-profit activities.

We want to create a new kind of eco-system within the shopping centre environment that sees spaces used in a cycle of both community and commercial use. Get in touch for more information.

Have an idea to make art, make change, make a difference? Then we might have just the space for you!

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In residence

We already have a number of individuals and organisations in residence in Makey Wakey spaces.

From artists and galleries, to social enterprises and food banks, all of the people we support have one thing in common: a drive to make a difference.

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Partnerships with meaning.

We’re passionate about developing projects and partnerships locally and nationally that make a difference and truly mean something to the people involved.

Find out more about our current projects now.

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Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops at The Art House