Developing creative capacity in Calderdale

Transitions – developing creative capacity in Calderdale

Transitions was a year-long programme of workshops, discussions and mentoring for arts organisations, artists and people working with the communities of Calderdale.

Funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, Transitions took place across the Calder Valley in 2018 and was designed to explore issues relevant to anyone working in the cultural sector. It built on Landlines and Watermarks Рour 2017 programme exploring the impact of the devastating floods of 2015. Over 10 months we  looked at many different aspects of creativity in the Calder Valley including:

  • Cultural Diversity in Community Settings
  • The Dissident Artist (with Hebden Bridge Arts Festival)
  • Education and Learning in the Arts
  • Business Planning
  • Creative Leadership
  • Data Protection
Our workshop programme has space for lively discussion, information sharing and informal networking.

The programme has also included opportunities for one-to-one capacity building and business planning sessions for local creative businesses and sole traders in the Valley.

Transitions sessions are free to all local groups, organisations and individuals.