About the Creative Kirklees website

An online network for creative businesses, individuals and organisations across Kirklees.

It is a free online resource that allows anyone within the creative business and arts community in Kirklees to showcase work, share latest news, events and projects, and network with others.  It provides a one-stop-shop for businesses and consumers to find out about who is working creatively in the area, what is happening and where to go.  It is designed to encourage interactivity and networking and to help businesses and customers find one another and work together.

Where is Kirklees?

The district of Kirklees is set in the heart of West Yorkshire and with 70% green belt, thriving towns, and rural villages it is an area of contrast.  It’s two major centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury are encompassed by the smaller towns of Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite.

Register with the site

If you're a creative of any kind, be it an artist, producer, creative organisation, creative business or venue, you can create a profile page and showcase your work to others in Kirklees and beyond.  There is absolutely no cost to do this.  Simply click here to register and begin creating your profile.

Of course you don't have to publish content to the site to join.  You can still post comments, rate content and interact with the creative community here, or even share a profile you like with your friends via Twitter or Facebook.

Receive newsletter updates

To get updates from the site without joining you can simply sign up for our newsletter, packed with the best creative content each week.

Key features of Creative Kirklees

Here are a few key features of the site available to users:

Directory – profile pages for artists, organisations, creative individuals, businesses or venues, listed in a dynamic, searchable directory covering the whole of the Arts & Creative business community, from artists to festivals, web designers, poets, musicians, galleries, architects and theatre companies to name a few.

News – each profile page can add news, events, space listings and opportunities to the site, which are fed directly to users via the website and the newsletter.

Events – a dynamic events listings area of the site allows users to easily find events matching their individual areas of interest and location.  Try clicking 'map view' to see the results on a map, or search by postcode to find events near you!

Spaces – an area dedicated to creative space listings, whether that be studio space, commercial or community venues, galleries, theatre or creative making space.

Opportunities – jobs, voluntary opportunities, training, project opportunities and commissions, all posted directly by the Arts & Creative community.

Uploads - fast and high quality video and audio streaming all the images, videos and audio files uploaded by users can be found under the media section.  You can add content from both Vimeo and YouTube.

Social media integration – one click to share content to social media channels pushing more customers towards the site and its users.

Newsletter – each week the latest postings to the site will be compiled into a newsletter for registered users of the site.  Make sure to click 'receive newsletter' in your account settings to make sure you're signed up!

Map view - your events and spaces will be displayed on a Google map.  The views system also enables RSS feeds against any website content.

On site analytics - you can see how many views your profile is generating for each media item you post.

All of the above functionality is available in a mobile version of the site, featuring GPS-enabled map view functionality so users can quickly find your events and spaces near them.

Banner image above: Manasamitra