Jane Fielder, Naseem Darbey, Jon Britten, Anji Timlin, Leonie Briggs and Sean Jukes will host open studio sessions, during which visitors can chat with the artists and see what they are creating from their base at Keighley Creative.
Local creative businesses taking part in the Makers Faire include Miss Hue Designs, selling polymer clay jewellery. Also on offer will be miniature wildlife paintings and cards by Anna Gouws Artworks; fragranced bath, body and home products by Magnificents and Soaps; illustration and print design by Olivia Brearley; cyanotype prints and photographs by Keighley Photo Hub; glass and craft work by Twiggy Curley Creations; alternative eclectic and unusual hand-crafted home decor and art by Kindred Bizarre; laser-cut earrings and stickers by Curiously Colourful; and handmade natural crystal and gemstone jewellery by LaLa Designs.
Since we moved into our new home next to the Airedale Shopping Centre at the end of last year, there has been a lot of interest from people in what goes on at our base.
We have some amazingly talented artists in our studios, so this event will give the people of Keighley the chance to see their work and how they create it.
We also support local creatives, and the Makers Faire will bring several together under one roof where visitors can browse and buy some interesting and original pieces, while at the same time helping independent businesses.
Keighley Creative is on the look out for a new Chairperson, and new Trustees to join our charitable board in September 2023.
For an informal discussion about the roles and to learn more about this exciting opportunity please see the document attached, or come along for a chat at Keighley Creative. We’re hosting two drop-in sessions for you to meet some of our Trustees, find out more about us, and discuss what skills, experience, and energy you want to bring to our charitable work:
WHERE? 3-7 Cooke Lane, Keighley, BD21 3PF (next to Farmfoods and Airedale Shopping Centre)
Thursday, 6th July, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday, 8th July, 10:30am-11:30am
Applications by CV with a supporting statement: Please let us know why you are applying, and the skills and experience you will bring to the role.
Over at Keighley Creative we’re helping to support Keighley Association Women and Children’s Centre (KAWACC) with their new grant-giving project called Fusion, funded by The Leap.
What is it about?
Keighley residents and community organisations can access grants of up to £1000 to realise their creative, community-led ideas. These grants will prioritise people and organisations that have been unfunded, or under-funded in the past- and that highlight new creative outlooks in Keighley. To find out more, please email Irum at email@example.com
On Saturday 26th February, our “Following Threads” exhibition will open to the public at Bradford Industrial Museum.
From prints to photography, recycled objects to paintings, you’ll be able to catch a variety of work centered around the theme of industry and our environment all created by 13 of our resident artists.
This captivating exhibition features work by Peat Blagg, Gabriela Boiangiu, Olivia Brearley, Naseem Darbey, Jane Fielder, Louise Garrett, Steve Manthorp, Letty McHugh, Bill Parker, Steve Robertson, Anna Scott, Jan Smithies and Ken Woods.
The exhibition will run until Sunday 29th Jan, 2023.
Keighley Creative is about to enter an exciting but demanding new stage in our evolution as one of the major creative ventures locally and in the wider region.
We have secured significant funding of around £2.8m to purchase, refurbish and equip a new creative hub based in the centre of Keighley and support the expansion of the Keighley Arts and Film Festival as well as our other creative ventures.
There are also major opportunities that have recently been confirmed to extend our partnership working with bodies such as our District and Town Councils, the local Further Education college and Channel 4 as well as many local community and statutory organisations. We are also actively involved in Bradford’s bid for the UK City of Culture 2025.
We are now seeking a new Chair to drive forward the organisation at what is a crucial stage in our development. Working with our strong team of Trustees, freelance creatives, and volunteers the ideal person will have significant leadership experience of taking major initiatives forward at Board level.
You will also need to share our values and passion for our Town and its people, and the opportunities a major creative organisation will bring.
Keighley is a diverse town, and we encourage applications from people with diverse personal and professional backgrounds although a strong commitment to the arts, culture and creativity is important too.