Temporary Contemporary

Temporary Contemporary began as a partnership with Kirklees Council and the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield to stimulate arts and cultural activities in vacant spaces in Huddersfield. 

The project included programming creative and cultural activities in the Market Gallery in Queensgate Market, empty stalls within the market itself and utilising vacant retail units on the Piazza.

We are now moving into the next phase of Temporary Contemporary by taking a creative town approach. Working in partnership with other “meanwhile” space providers and Huddersfield BID, we intend to offer a variety of diverse opportunities across Huddersfield with the aim of animating the streets and buildings while supporting creative development and the visitor experience.

We understand that temporary access to space can help turn an idea into a reality, it can provide the test bed for innovation and that much needed freedom to develop, grow and experiment.

As space providers, our offers are unique and different, but together, we act as the crucible for ideas in a town looking to the future.

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Kirklees Council temporary contemporary Huddersfield spaces

Kirklees Council – Arts & Creative Development Team

With “meanwhile spaces” in a number of locations in Huddersfield we are able to offer you some great opportunities from small stalls, pop-up units and vacant retail units of all shapes and sizes.

These are suitable for creative people and organisations at all stages of development who want to help bring culture and vibrancy to the high street.

We have various sized stalls within Queensgate Market and empty retail units on the Piazza, each with own facilities (kitchen & toilet) and include heating, power supply and lighting.

Get in touch to find out more:

Contact – Anne Postlethwaite

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The Media Centre Huddersfield - Temporary Contemporary

The Media Centre

Located in the heart of the town The Media Centre is Huddersfield’s hub for creative, digital and small enterprises. Our buildings offer traditional offices, coworking spaces and meeting rooms as well as exhibition and event spaces.

We are keen to support makers, visual artists and those working in performing arts disciplines with temporary spaces that help them to develop, collaborate, share and showcase their work.

If you are involved in a project that needs temporary or full-time space, get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

01484 483 000
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Packhorse Centre temporary contemporary Huddersfield spaces

Packhorse Centre

Right in the centre of Huddersfield The Packhorse Shopping Centre has plenty to offer creative individuals, businesses and organisations.
We have a range of “meanwhile spaces” available for artists, designer makers, performers and other creative endeavours to use as production, showcasing and community engagement spaces right here on the high street.
If you need a space to develop an idea, test something out or showcase your work please get in touch and we can take a look at your options.

Contact – Samantha Sharp

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