What is Bradford Producing Hub?

BPH is an exciting three-year project that aims to make sure Bradford is a creative city where lots of amazing live performance is happening all the time.

It is a pilot project that will test radical new approaches to producing live arts, supporting creative talent, developing a local arts workforce, and partnering with communities across Bradford to reimagine the city as a thriving hub for performance. 

BPH is led by a consortium of Bradford organisations and artists: Theatre in the Mill (lead), Mind the Gap, Kala Sangam, 154 Collective, Common Wealth and Displace Yourself – but the project is for everyone interested in making and seeing more live arts in Bradford.

In September 2019 the project was awarded £1.5 million from Arts Council England.

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BPH has a large number of supporters from the arts, education, business, social care, charities, community groups and health who all helped us get to this point. It is also supported by Bradford Council who were instrumental in helping generate this funding.

But this is just the start, BPH needs more organisations to be involved, and more supporters and partners from across the City and beyond – if you have thoughts about how live performance could be a part of your life, workplace, community group, company, institution or organisation please get in touch.

Create | Live | Perform

BPH will pilot an approach to producing live performance that embraces risk, champions diversity and puts audiences at the centre of decision-making. 

Create: Providing training, support and pathways for more people to create live art

Live (‘to live’): Ensuring the local arts sector is strong and sustainable, so that more people can live off their art and more people can have fulfilling creative lives.

Live (‘it’s live’): Investing in more live arts, so more people can see more brilliant, world class work in Bradford.

Perform: Increasing the opportunities for all people to do, see and get involved in performing, of all kinds.