Wakefield Council through our Culture Cures programme support artists, cultural organisations and consortia of organisations to deliver a wide range of cultural activities with health and wellbeing outcomes.

We will support different art forms including theatre and performance, writing and poetry, digital arts, music, visual arts and crafts. These can be delivered through the provision of weekly art sessions, delivering a one-off cultural event through to the commissioning of a new piece of work.

Culture Cures aims to provide targeted interventions in the most deprived areas of the district our current priority areas are:

  • Airedale
  • Eastmoor
  • Kinsley / Fitzwilliam / Ryhill / Havercroft
  • Knottingley
  • Lupset
  • Pontefract North
  • South Kirkby
  • Wakefield City Centre

If you are interested in Culture Cures and would like to apply, please read the guidelines carefully before applying.

Current Projects

To find out more about what’s happening now, browse our Latest section or check out the regional map which shows where each Culture Cures project is happening within the Wakefield District. Current projects include:

Connect with us!

If you would like to know more about Culture Cures then please contact culturecures@wakefield.gov.uk or visit us on social media:

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