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Everybody Arts (formerly The Artworks)

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Information on Everybody Arts (formerly The Artworks)

Attraction type:
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Family
  • Galleries & Museums

Everybody Arts is an art school, gallery and artist studios in Halifax. We champion the value of art and creativity in everyday life – and believe art should be available to all, offering an exciting programme of art courses and workshops. Our work also takes place out in the community at schools and community venues, online and in peoples homes.

Set in the glorious and historic GII* Industrial Textiles Mill at Shaw Lodge, Halifax, we enjoy world class facilities set in vast spaces. We occupy over 15,000 sq ft across 3 floors with well equipped studios, schools workshop, print rooms and galleries where learners develop their skills across a huge range of modern and traditional arts, design and crafts, supporting their progress and advancement toward independent practice and enterprise.

Everybody Arts is a community interest company so we don’t work for profit. The income we generate is used to support the communities we are established to serve and we offer reduced cost and subsided places across our learning programme. Our highly experienced artist tutors provide quality and accessible arts provision to cultivate truly outstanding arts, design & crafts that is open to all.

We also house the 1830 Gallery, a traditional and contemporary art gallery where we host a broad range of exhibitions from national and international artists & designers.

You can view our courses and workshops on offer here: If you would like to enquire about working with us on a range of projects or for hiring the 1830 gallery please email


Opening times

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm*
*During Calderdale School Term Time.

Art School
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
+ Varying evenings and weekends*
*During Calderdale School Term Time.

Between 12 noon and 3pm on select Thursdays and Fridays + the first Saturday of the month, or by appointment. Please call ahead to the office to arrange your visit and use the office buzzer for access. Full opening hours can be found here.

By appointment and during open studios


Accessibility Information

Our Art School with open studio spaces and our Gallery space are both wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately our studio spaces are not wheelchair accessible at this time.

We have accessible toilets located both downstairs and upstairs.