CalderdaleCreates draws together the creative/cultural sector, the community, and council partners. Its mission is to shape and lead on the delivery of the cultural strategy for Calderdale. It recognises that the creative industries have a key role to play in the recovery of our towns and high streets as well as the emerging employment and skills programme for Calderdale and West Yorkshire.

Calderdale Local Cultural Education Partnership

Calderdale LCEP (CLCEP) is a new network where partners, work together with schools and the education department, to support and develop cultural opportunities for children and young people.  The aim is to enable all children, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to access, engage with and benefit from the arts and culture.


The CLCEP is planning a largescale consultation with children and young people to shape and guide the long-term goals for cultural education across the borough.

Calderdale Creativity & Health Programme

Calderdale has established itself as a leader in arts and wellbeing, through its pioneering arts and health programme. The creation of a specific role hosted by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYT), using match funding from Arts Council England, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and Calderdale Council, has helped develop innovative plans for a sustainable future and attracted additional external funding.

Thriving Communities Partnership

This is a cross sector, place based partnership in North and Central Halifax to enhance health and wellbeing in the community. Led by Artworks: The Everybody School of Art, the partnership aims to map ‘Thriving Pathways’ between people, organisations, services and activities and in doing so create a ‘Living Database’ of community mental health and wellbeing provision developed by and for its communities.

Valley of Sanctuary (VOS)

VOS is part of the City of Sanctuary movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking asylum and refugees in Calderdale. They are working to make Calderdale a place that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety, and that enables people seeking asylum and refugees to integrate and contribute fully to the life of our communities.