Many, many people give their time, talent and money to make this festival happen and we are indebted to every single one of them.  There are a number of ways you can help.

Handmade Parade & The Children's Art School at HAF 2018 photo by Phil Hack

Become a business sponsor

Our Festival needs money to pay for artists, production costs and to bring an extensive community engagement programme to our local communities at little or no charge.  If you run a local business and would like to sponsor our Festival, please email: You can sponsor the Festival in general, a concert in the programme or a community engagement project. All donations are gratefully received and your logo is included on our website and all Festival promotional material, including our brochure which has a 15,000 print run.

Make a cash donation

Every penny you donate will go towards bringing the very best artists and arts projects to the Holme Valley.  You can donate a monthly amount or make a single donation by text or by clicking one of our donate buttons.

Donate by Text (quick and easy)
Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see
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Donate a venue, skills or time

Are you able to offer a venue free of charge (or at reduced cost), or can you volunteer time or a skill such as providing administrative or marketing support, stewarding, helping to hang site decorations or anything else you think might be useful to us? In return, we will thank you on our website and in our programme.  Email: to find out how you can get involved, or speak to one of our team during the festival.

Join the Board of Trustees

We are particularly keen to develop the diversity and skill set of our Board of Trustees. Our Board members are Directors of the Holmfirth Art & Music limited company and registered charity which puts on the Holmfirth Arts Festival.  Board Members are responsible for staff recruitment, charity governance and compliance. If you have skills that you can bring to our Board of Trustees, please contact

Become a Festival Supporter

Our Festival Supporters are an important part of the Festival team.  They are an energetic and enthusiastic group of local people, of all ages, who meet regularly to involve themselves in all aspects of the Festival and to put on bi-monthly programme of concerts in local village halls that raise money for the Festival.  If you would like to get involved with the Supporters’ Group as a volunteer we would love to hear from you, either to help us year-round or to volunteer to work on specific events. Whatever your availability and interests, we can offer you a rewarding and fun experience. Email: to find out how you can get involved, or speak to one of our team during the festival.

2019 Festival Supporters

Lynda Allen, Caroline Anstey, Anne Bacon, Elizabeth Bennett, Greta Bradley (co-chair), Sally Brown, Rose Cuthbertson, Alison Deering, Christopher Deering, Hilary Fletcher, Sandy Goler, Phil Hack, Beverley Haynes, Liz Heywood, Jenny Holmes, Barbara Lawson, Jane Madine, Heidi Ottiger, Elaine Park, Hazel Queening, Lesley Sykes (co-chair) and Deborah Wyles.

2019 Thanks

Simon Blyth Estate Agents, Cantaloupe, John Coombes, Fair Trader, Full English Breakfast, Phil Hack, Hokum, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Holmfirth Events, Holmfirth Library, Holmfirth Methodist Church, Holmfirth Parish Church, Imagine Toy Shop,  Kirklees Council, Andy Leader (Made in Holmfirth Photography), Alison Povey, The Nook/Tap House, Hardeep and Jazz Sahota, Maggie Stratford, Kerry Sykes.

Funders & Sponsors

Holmfirth Arts Festival is a company registered in England as Holmfirth Art and Music Ltd, company number 07198613.
Holmfirth Art & Music is a charity, registration number 1141623

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