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Holmfirth Arts Festival is looking to recruit new Trustees to join our Board of Directors to help oversee the strategic direction and governance of this charitable company. This is an exciting time to become involved with the festival as we enter our next three years of activities in Holmfirth and the Holme Valley. 

Previous experience on a board is not necessary, training and support will be provided.

We appreciate that accessible and inclusive boards make better decisions and we would like our board to be representative of the communities we support. That is why we are actively seeking to recruit a diverse group of trustees. Of particular interest at the present time are new trustees that are under 50 years old or have one or more protected characteristics.

Deadline 1 March 2024 Click the big blue button above or here for more information

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Holmfirth Arts Festival June to September 2024
One of Yorkshire's best small festivals

Plans are underway for this year.
2024 will be the first year of a planned three year programme of activity around the theme of ‘Flow’  inspired by the importance of the River Holme which flows through the Pennines (the backbone of England) and plays a fundamental role in the area’s historical development, economic growth, and cultural identity.


’Flow’ will:

  • Celebrate the valley’s passion and reputation for creativity, hospitality, environmental sustainability and its unique Pennine landscape (a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI)).  

  • Raise awareness of the climate emergency.  

  • Celebrate diversity and the generosity of many Holme Valley residents in providing homes for Ukrainian refugees. Be accessible and inclusive.

  • Commission and present new work by local and national artists.

Amongst the activities currently being explored and planned are:

  • Big Weekend: free family friendly Festival in the streets of Holmfirth Town centre, preceded by an extensive community engagement programme.

  • Art in the Landscape: a hillside art trail.

  • Valley Voices, profiling local talent in the park.

  • Street Theatre Sunday, featuring newly commissioned work plus installations, parade and walkabouts.

  • Steve Sykes Commission for visual art inspired by the landscape.

  • Festival in Your Home – an outreach project to people with disabilities in residential care homes.

  • Lantern Parade and trail

  • Extensive community engagement programme running from March onwards.

  • Plus a programme of ticketed rural concerts and guided walks within our landscape

Please keep checking back here for more updates

Fundraising is underway for 2024 with the following confirmed funders so far:


You can help too. 

Every penny you donate goes towards bringing the best artists and arts activities to the Holme Valley. 

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