V I S I O N
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is a year round celebration of our town’s unique creativity and landscape. We bring together our community and visitors of all ages, to take part in an inspiring programme of place based work. Using the town as venue for year round activity and making exciting connections between events, audiences and place.
Presenting quality events for local and visitor alike
Producing and developing new work
Place based work
Partnership working and meaningful collaboration
HBAF is an inspiring and inclusive festival which aims to engage audiences with its broad programme of engagement and participation year round. We connect to the struggles and fortunes of the town through artistic development and expression – with particular emphasis on mentoring of young people. We aim for 50% of our activity to be offered free at the point of access. We market our artistic community, our distinctiveness, our extraordinary landscape, buildings and places and our unique heritage to a wider public and support and encourage creative entrepreneurialism. We are a producer and commissioner of new work and offer a safe and supported platform for young and emerging talent.