Holmfirth Arts & Music Ltd formed in 2007 (incorporated in March 2010) with the aim of supporting and encouraging the development of art and music in Holmfirth and the Holme Valley. It is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
Its major project is the annual Holmfirth Arts Festival - one of Yorkshire's best small Festivals.Holmfirth Arts Festival celebrates creativity in the landscape by
- Commissioning new work and supporting diverse artists
- Inspiring diverse communities to engage with the arts and their heritage
- Caring for the environment
- Connecting locally, regionally and internationally
The festival includes an extensive community engagement programme and, since 2022, an extended
programme from May through to October, programming events in rural venues and outdoor spaces across
the Holme Valley.Our Values
underpin how we work across all aspects of our organisation including programming and how we work with each other.
Why the community needs us
- nurturing CREATIVITY in all forms
- CELEBRATING people and place
- CARING for each other and our environment
- CONNECTING people to each other and to the places they live
Local people and community groups get involved with many of the Festival's free events, including the Art in the Landscape trail and the spectacular Carnival Parade through the streets of the town. There are many opportunities to get involved each year to help create a truly memorable community event.
Volunteers are needed to help organise and staff fundraising events from time to time/ and to help out during the days of the Festival - sharing online events, stewarding at events, helping with marketing activity etc