‘Museum’ The Art House Solo Artist in Residence May 2016 (Image by Jules Lister)
WE ARE is a social enterprise based in Wakefield which provides opportunities and platforms for artists and creatives through collaborative projects. WE ARE is run by Amy Lilley and Lucy Norton, two recent graduates who since returning to wakefield after university have made it their aim to enrich wakefield’s creative scene, curate engaging events and projects and to provide space and opportunities for emerging artists.
We are a long-standing (30 years) club presenting the best in modern and contemporary jazz in a Sports Club venue which works remarkably well for musicians and audience alike. Gigs are at 8:30pm on Friday nights with food available to order beforehand and a full bar. Within the genre we present an eclectic range of artists from the UK’s best and occasional international visitor.
Wakefield College is the largest college in the District and has an impressive track record, having provided education and training in Wakefield and its surrounding areas since 1868. Today, the College has its base in three major areas as well as delivering learning in community settings all over the district. Wakefield College is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, achievement and progression across the district. The College is home to over 10,000 students, of all ages and abilities, studying a broad range of courses, from pre-entry level through to higher education.
Horbury Community Centre Trust is a charitable organisation working with local residents, businesses and voluntary and community organisations to improve the lives of residents of Horbury and South Ossett. The Trust does this by providing a community centre, The Cluntergate Centre, with facilities for meetings, leisure and education. From 2016 the Centre will increase its focus on the arts and a programme of commissions and events is in preparation.
Time, Space and Support: The Art House provides opportunities, advocacy and effective support through the provision of accessible facilities and services to disabled, disadvantaged and non disabled artists to enable their talent and businesses to grow.
We do this through:
- Residencies and artist commissions
- Artist Mentoring, focused on artist development
- Artist-led sharing of best practice
- Exhibitions, workshops and events