Barnsley has a dynamic and thriving culture and creativity sector, bringing huge benefits to the borough. There are many opportunities to grow this sector and for organisations, practitioners, and artists to create successful partnerships and connections.
The sharing of information is an important part of this growth and we will be offering details around the following topics as a way to support artists working in the borough;
- Commissioning public art
- Culture strategy
- Our partners
- NPO's in Barnsley
Barnsley Council’s Cultural Development Fund team are looking to commission South Yorkshire-based artists with experience of community engagement to create the designs for ‘townscapes’ that will represent and give a flavour of the following Principal Towns of Barnsley.
Following the success of Barnsley’s first Creativity and Wellbeing week held in May 2022, Barnsley’s Creative Health Partnership agreed to progress some of the priority areas identified during the week and through follow-up workshop sessions, with a focus on workforce and organisational development for practitioners working across health, social and creative sectors.
The Covid Bounce-Back Programme was a 7-month business support programme focused on supporting organisations in Barnsley to recover from the impacts of Covid and helping them build their resilience. The Programme ran from September 2021 to March 2022.
Barnsley's public art strategy provides guidance on how artists can engage with the commissioning process.
A new report commissioned by Beam and researched and written by Boseda Olawoy, focuses on why artist commissioning opportunities in the area of public art do not seem to attract a diverse range of artists from different backgrounds.