LOCAL schoolchildren are to take part in a showcase of the arts in Huddersfield, thanks to a £10,000 grant from Arts Council England.
Organisers are celebrating the windfall which will mean the "show will go on" at the Lawrence Batley Theatre next July.
Christopher England, chairman of the Huddersfield Arts Council which is organising the event, said the money had made the whole event possible.
"We are delighted with the Grants for the Arts award. Quite simply, had we not got it, we would not have been doing the programme," he said.
The three-day arts weekend on July 2, 3 and 4 will feature several hundred local schoolchildren.
It aims to introduce them to a wide range of art-based activities led by local amateurs and professionals such as dance, drama and sculpture.
There will be workshops and performance including Indian dance led by choreographer Balbir Singh.
The event follows on from a similar successful event in 2000 also at the LBT which was a showcase for local oragnisations who are members of the Huddersfield Arts Council.
The Council is among 14 arts projects in Yorkshire and Humber region to receive almost £141,000 in the latest round of grants.
The Grants for the Arts programme in Yorkshire awards more than £4m annually.