Artists in Bradford have been granted £61,000 to produce new theatre, dance, and interactive sound installations in the city.

The money will go towards a range of different acts, including music producer, Josh Depass’s work on a new production to tell the story of youth in Bradford by using drill music artists.

Artist JoAnne Haines will also be creating a participatory performance called Dancing with Colours, a show where the audience becomes the artist.

Bradford Producing Hub is supporting the project, with their ‘MakeWork’ grants programme which will see seven local artists create, develop and showcase brand new performances.

Lisa Mallaghan, Director of BPH said: “I’m delighted that BPH is able to support these 7 exciting projects through our MakeWork grants.

Our Creativity council did a fantastic job carefully working through the 68 applications we received, and it’s wonderful to see the wide variety of work they have selected.

Building on the success of our first set of Make Work projects (which we funded last year), we’re really starting to feel the range and quality of work that is being made for Bradford’s audiences.

There really is something for everyone, and Bradford is the place to be!”

BPH is a four-year project that aims to make sure Bradford is a creative city where lots of live performances happen.

It is led by a group of Bradford organisations and artists and was awarded £1.5 million from Arts Council England in 2019.