We’re Hiring – Cultural Heritage and Diversity Lead

We’re seeking someone to join our team to lead and co-ordinate our creative outreach and engagement work with Keighley’s diverse local communities.

Keighley is home to long established communities and relatively new communities from other parts of the world including asylum seekers and refugees. We are here for everyone, and this role will help more people get involved and influence our work.

We are moving into an exciting new era in our development as a result of the Keighley Towns Fund, and we want to ensure all our communities have the opportunity to influence and impact on our future plans and programmes, and to be able to engage with the varied arts and cultural opportunities that this increase in funding will bring to the town.

This work is funded by a National Lottery Awards for All grant and is for the equivalent of two days a week for eight months. The salary is £27k per annum pro-rata. Ideally the appointee will start work in July 2022.

The ideal candidate will be sensitive and enthusiastic, experienced in working with a wide range of people and community groups. You will be able to operate independently within a supportive team and Charity environment.

The ability to speak in one of the main local South Asian languages will be an advantage, as will experience of delivering creative work with at least one of our diverse heritage local communities.

The closing date for applications for the post is 5pm on 23rd May.

Short-listed candidates will be notified by 26th May and interviews will be held on 30th May.

For an informal discussion please contact Gemma Hobbs on gemma@keighleycreative

Full details of the post and how to apply can be found here:


New Exhibition!

Letty McHugh (one of our fantastic studio holders!) and Jess Kidd (a brilliant local artist!) are exhibiting together in a new exhibition titled Worth.

Do come along and see Jess’ new paintings of Keighley, and Letty’s seven metre long banners inspired by our textile and family histories.

Gallery open on Mondays and Thursdays, 11am – 3pm, and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Last day is 16th October.

The gallery is an easy access space, all on one level and near to the train and bus station.


Drawing Dialogue 3 / 2019 – 2021

New Exhibition- OPEN NOW!

Project curated by Gabriela Boiangiu, See What’s On for more information 🙂


Keighley Creative Gallery

Keighley Creative / Hanover Street / Keighley / BD21 3QJ

When are we open?

10 June- 1 July 2021

Monday     11am – 3pm

Thursday    11am – 3pm

Saturday   10am – 4pm (Hours extended due to requests!)


Amanda Allan, Leslie Atkins, Garry Barker, Kate Black, Gabriela Boiangiu, Valentin Boiangiu, Wendy Chandler, Fergus Channon, Hannah Chesterman, Niamh Clarke, Claire Daniel, Patrick Ford, Ramona Garaldi, Mirela Ivanciu, Madeline Jones, Becky Korn, Gaby Lees, Amy Mahony, Matthew Merrick, Toni Mosley, Joan Murray, Elizaveta Ostapenko, Lena Phalen, Jan Phillip, Lada Shapovalova, Penny Sharp, Andrea Shearing, Penny Simmons, Bridget Tempest, Diana Terry, Andrea Thoma, Skye Williams, and Stuart Wilson.


SEEKING: Freelance Festival Coordinator

Keighley Arts and Film Festival (KAFF) 2021

Fixed term, 5 month contract: To work 68 days between June – October 2021

Are you interested in working with Keighley Creative? Have you got great, relevant experience of event and festival coordination, especially around the arts and film? Do you enjoy finding the funding to make things happen? Are you keen to develop working partnerships across the district?

Then this opportunity is for you! See PDF attached for more information and how to apply.



Tuesday Group!

Tuesday Group is an inclusive dementia-friendly art and story group that meets online fortnightly. Our aim is to get together, meet new people and feel connected whilst trying out new things.

The sessions are run by two very experienced artists, so you’ll be in safe hands!If you are living with dementia, or if someone you know, or care for, is living with dementia (or a long term neurological condition such as Parkinson’s Disease) and you would like to give this a go, please contact us.

This group is for carers too as it’s a chance to unwind and enjoy yourself. The next session is tomorrow, Tuesday 26th Jan. Contact us on 07983 560273 or email if you would like to join in or want more information.