Wakefield wins share of £20m culture fund

Wakefield, home to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery (pictured), is one of five areas in England to benefit from a new £20m Cultural Development Fund.

 

The district, which is also home to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has been given £4.4m to help turn it into an internationally renowned location promoting the UK's world-class creative industries.

Culture Secretary, Jeremy Wright, who announced the winning areas, said the fund would help people build careers in the arts and culture locally, but "also boost wider investment and diversify the creative economy".