Where Next? The Future for the Arts in Wakefield

Tuesday 21st July, 2015

Unity Works, Wakefield, WF1 1EP
Where Next? The Future for the Arts in Wakefield

We would like to invite you to join us for a workshop and open forum discussion, led by international culture expert Andrew Dixon, on Tuesday 21st July, hosted by the Wakefield Arts Partnership and Beam.

The event will:

  • Explore Wakefield’s cultural strengths
  • Consider Wakefield in the wider contexts of the Leeds City Region, and nationally
  • Look at how other cities promote their cultural offer
  • Explore ways to strengthen cultural partnership in Wakefield and beyond, joining up the arts with business and regeneration
  • Create a unique opportunity for imaginative and practical discussion and debate

This is the second event in a wider project aimed at looking at current arts activity in Wakefield and exploring possible ways to increase collaboration, partnership, and local benefit.

Andrew Dixon brings his expertise from over 30 years in the arts, tourism and regeneration sectors in the North of England, Scotland, and internationally.

He was Chief Executive of Northern Arts in Newcastle where he led the regional Case for Capital, championing projects such as the Baltic, The Sage Gateshead, The Arc, and The Angel of the North.

He was Chief Executive of the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative from 1995 to 2010 in charge of tourism, marketing and the delivery of a region-wide programme of festivals and events.

More recently he has worked as Director of Creative Scotland and as Bid Advisor and Programme Director for Hull’s successful bid to be UK City of Culture 2017.

Wakefield Arts Partnership is an independent informal network of arts organizations working together across the Wakefield District seeking opportunities to create a more connected cultural community.

The workshop will be held at Unity Works in Wakefield, from 2pm-5pm.

The event is free to attend but there are limited places, so make sure to book your place now.

Image credit: Studio of Cinematic Architecture