Square Chapel Community Outreach programme

Square Chapel’s community outreach programme has been running for over 13 years, delivering very high quality community arts projects with people from all over Calderdale.

Our outreach provision includes people from the following groups:

 Young people
 Older people
                                           Children and families

Through targeted projects and an annual family festival, we offer opportunities in drama, music, visual arts and much more. You can benefit from community arts projects in the following ways:

  Be creative
  Increase confidence
  Make yourself heard
  Make new friends
  Learn new skills
                                           Gain new experiences
                                           Take part in performances and exhibitions


Square Chapel’s outreach programme began in 2001 supported with a 5-year grant from the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB6) through Action Halifax. As it developed and changed it received additional support from Urban II, Arts Council, Big Lottery Fund, Esmee Fairbairn and a variety of smaller Trusts and Foundations. From 2011 – 2014 it has been supported with a grant from the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme. A long-running music project called Write to Record is currently supported with a grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Square Chapel is a partner in Halifax Festival, a week-long annual family festival taking place in the summer.  It is run in partnership with Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax Minster and is supported by Calderdale Council. The Halifax Festival started life as The July Project – a children and young people’s festival that ran successfully for three years and was sponsored by HBOS.

Contact information

For more information about Square Chapel’s outreach work, please look at our Current Projects or contact:

Michaela O’Sullivan: Education Manager: michaela@squarechapel.co.uk
Kane Rattray: Arts Outreach Worker: kane@squarechapel.co.uk
David McQuillan: Development Manager: david@squarechapel.co.uk
Jenny Harris: Festival Director: jenny@squarechapel.co.uk / www.halifaxfestival.co.uk

Each member of the team can also be contacted on 01422 353073.