A SCULPTOR and two Huddersfield groups have received cash from the Arts Council.

In Yorkshire, 483 grants - totalling just under £4.4m - were made.

The Arts Council supports a range of artistic activities.

Dewsbury sculptor Amanda Howes has received £850 to make a 10-day visit to Ireland to view prehistoric sites and visit commercial galleries.

She works in white marble and hopes the trip will inspire new work and help her make contacts.

The Satellite Community Celebrations, of Huddersfield, will use a grant of £30,000 to buy a van to use as a mobile arts resource and deliver its two- year programme of arts in the community.

It is called World in a Pocket on Wheels.

The programme explores conflict and co-operation through drama, design and music. It involves workshops in schools and youth centres.

Gill Bond, joint artistic director of Satellite, said: "We are pleased the Arts Council recognises local participatory arts work."

Hoot, a Huddersfield-based music and dance company, has been granted £18,470 towards its work.

Hoot offers music opportunities across Kirklees. They will now include a weekly dance/movement group in Huddersfield.

Hoot will also develop its Action Research Programme, which looks at the impact of music and dance on the wellbeing of people taking part.