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Creative Challenge in response to the coronavirus pandemic


Posted on: 10th June 2020

Wakefield Council is this week investing almost £50,000 in creative individuals and cultural organisations to generate new work inspired by, and responding to, the coronavirus pandemic.

Charities, community organisations, artists and creative businesses are set to benefit from new grants as part of the ongoing Creative Challenge support.

Fourteen new projects will launch this month which will reach communities across the district in projects spanning theatre, film, photography, visual arts and dance.

Creativity and culture plays a key role in helping communities during these challenging times when families are isolated and socially distancing. The newly commissioned projects will provide opportunities for many Wakefield residents to be creative – helping to boost mood, wellbeing and building social connections whilst experiencing social distancing.

In addition, some of the newly developed projects will creatively document and capture life across the district during the coronavirus outbreak. New work will be produced which celebrates key workers, explores the pandemic’s impact on our environment and shares the experience of young people during this period.

To find out more about future funding, and to see these projects develop, visit and join as a member. You can also follow our Creative Wakefield social media accounts: Facebook – @creativewfd, Twitter – @createwakefield and Instagram – creative_wakefield

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