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A Biennale is an event that happens every two years, usually with an arts or cultural theme.
Our Biennale's aim is to celebrate the creativity of children and young people in Kirklees and to promote the importance of the arts in education at a time when the arts are too often being squeezed out of the curriculum.
There is no other Biennale for children and young people in the UK and Kirklees has an amazing array of arts and cultural organisations and artists working in the area. So, why not bring them altogether to work with young people on creating something spectacular to celebrate the arts and culture in the area? It's definitely something to shout about.
This festival offers an exciting opportunity for arts organisations in Kirklees to come together to create more high-quality creative experiences for children and young people. We did this in the autumn of 2018 by sending artists, writers, performers, dancers, musicians, poets, composers and DJs into primary and secondary schools to work with children and young people to create new artworks. These pieces were then performed, exhibited, recorded, screened and shared at one of our events in November 2018.
If you're an organisation or artist with an arts or cultural event happening during Our Biennale, and you're based in Kirklees, it could become part of Our Biennale. Keep an eye on this website to see if there will be another Biennale in 2020. If so, get in touch with information about your event.
If you are an artist, arts organisation or cultural organisation wondering how you can get involved, then we'd love to hear from you - contact us and say hi.
If you are a business based in Kirklees and you want to know how to support a potential 2020 Biennale, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Biennale 2018 was the first project of EvoKe - the Cultural and Educational Partnership, providing opportunities for children and young people to benefit from the amazing creative and cultural offer across Kirklees. Read more about EvoKe here.