FOUR Huddersfield art projects have received cash to further their work in the latest Arts Council grants.
They are among 43 projects in the Yorkshire and Humber region who have received £319,726 from the Yorkshire Grants for the Arts awards.
Andy Carver, executive director of the Arts Council in Yorkshire, said: "It is really important that as many people as possible in Yorkshire and Humber have the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts."
* Huddersfield-based printmaker Julia Clegg will receive £1,247 to create an exhibition based on the closure of the L B Holliday dye plant at Deighton.
Her collection will include large-scale screenprints at the RIBA site gallery, Leeds, in August.
She said Hollidays was a world trader for more than 180 years and the exhibition aimed to reflect this period, the past and present appearance of the works and the demolition.
She said such a landmark and its presence in the area should not pass without comment.
* Helen Aldous, a digital illustrator, also based in Huddersfield will receive £1,500 to buy printing equipment. It will help her to develop a portfolio of her experimental illustration work and reach a larger audience.
* Theatre and arts worker Despina Hafiz, also in Huddersfield, will receive £950 to attend three training courses in forum theatre work. She works with refugees and mental health service users delivering arts projects.
* Holmfirth-based Impossible Theatre will receive £4,890 to buy high-tech and compact lighting equipment. It will be used in a series of art colour therapy sessions at the Windybank housing estate in Cleckheaton.
The equipment will be in a ChromaVan, a converted mobile caravan which surrounds people taking part in colour, helping them explore emotions and characters.