GRANTS worth more than £2.5m will support theatre, music and art in this area.
The money has been awarded to organisations by the Arts Council for between now and 2008.
More than £500,000 has been allocated to the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, which has established a worldwide reputation for excellence.
And more than £328,000 is on its way to Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre in Queen Street.
There is also cash for theatre groups and projects set up to encourage writing and poetry.
* Chol Theatre: The Batley company runs community performances which bring cultures together (£142,600).
* Creative Industries Development Agency: The Huddersfield organisation provides development support for creative businesses (£66,590).
* The Culture Company: This is based at The Media Centre on Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, and commissions contemporary art exhibitions (£74,820).
* Faulty Optic Theatre: The Holmfirth company specialises in puppetry and animation. It tours internationally (£246,660).
* Full Body and The Voice: It is based at the Lawrence Batley Theatre and provides training and education through drama. It also puts on shows using its ensemble of actors with learning disabilities (£60,130).
* Heads Together: This group, based at The Media Centre, uses the arts to educate people in communities or schools ( £65,020).
* Contemporary Music Festival: It is held every November and also runs educational projects (£545,740).
* Impossible Theatre: It is based in Slaithwaite and helps people using creativity (£54,300).
* Lawrence Batley Theatre: It puts on shows and also supports community arts projects. It supports black minorities in theatre with the Hudawi Centre in Hillhouse ( £328,140).
* Live Arts Agency: This new Huddersfield organisation aims to develop the infrastructure for live arts (£101,380).
* The Media Centre: It supports the production of digital and interactive media by linking artists with researchers and academics. It commissions work in new media and has artists in residence (£215,830).
* Open Art: Based in Huddersfield, it runs arts programmes in health settings (£53,000).
* Poetry Business: Based in Byram Arcade, Huddersfield. It is a publisher, runs workshops and publishes a magazine, The North (£77,080).
* Primary Colours: The Huddersfield educational publishers provides multi-cultural resources for schools and community groups (£68,660).
* Proper Job Theatre: Based in Byram Arcade, it provides socially excluded people education, training and self-esteem through drama (£277,340).
* Satellites Community Celebrations: The Slaithwaite group helps to organise arts work for young people with learning disabilities, schools and community groups (£60,130).
* West Yorkshire Print Workshop: It is based in Mirfield and has studios, a gallery and printmaking facilities. It offers educational activities (£73,070).
* The Word Hoard: The Lockwood literature development company runs workshops and events (£73,390).