Arts Activity Trail guide

The guide is now available for the Mytholmroyd Arts Activity Trail launch event on Sunday 16th October which will include a series of drop-in workshops along the route between 10:00 and 17:00.


The Festival Team and artists have been having fun testing the Trail route and activities

After the Festival weekend the Trail route can be followed all year round with a guide that will include creative outdoor activities contributed by the four Festival workshop leaders – artists Dorothy Simister, Tina Foran and Sally Barker and poet Winston Plowes.


Ceramics workshops with Sarah McDade

Would you like to get involved in our ‘Living Rooms’ project?

Make a cup, or bowl, and spoon as well as one or more pottery flowers to decorate one of our outdoor ‘Living Rooms’, on display around Mytholmroyd during the Festival weekend.

Ceramic flowers

Workshops information

Free drop-in workshops for all ages with ceramic artist Sarah McDade:

10:00-13:00 Saturday 10th Sep (making) and Saturday 1st Oct (glazing/decorating)

The Old Firestation Gallery, Mytholmroyd HX7 5EG


Opportunities for artists

We are delighted to announce two opportunities for artists/makers.

Artists tools

Living Rooms project

We have paid opportunities for three Mytholmroyd artists/makers to work on an exciting project for MAF2016.  Following the Boxing Day floods, we all experienced the distressing sight of people’s destroyed belongings out on the street.  We want to turn that bad memory into something positive by creating a beautiful outdoor display of ‘living rooms’ in the village, using art and gardening to make temporary installations which might in include a bedroom, sitting room, bathroom or kitchen.

We are looking for artists to work with experienced curator and public art commissioner Geoff Wood to develop and execute these installations, which will be in place during the Arts Festival 14th-16th October.

Payment for the project will be £500 including fees and all materials costs.  There may also be the opportunity to work with people skilled in working with plants and flowers.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with no more than four images of your work and no more than 200 words about why you would like to take part to: and

by 12 noon, Sunday 14th August.

Shortlisted artists will then be invited to a meeting with Geoff to discuss their ideas, and successful artists will be informed by 28th August.

Open Studios

We are also delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for Mytholmroyd artists/makers to showcase and sell their work during the Arts Festival 14th-16th October.

Are you interested in opening your house or studio, or partnering with a local business in the village to show your work in their premises?

Please send an email with your contact details, no more than three images of your work and a brief description of what you will be showing to:

by Monday 22nd August.

We look forward to hearing from you.