Dreaming in the real world

IOU makes innovative, original productions, supports and develops the artists of the future, and engages local communities and public audiences.

Kinetic Sculpture Masterclass

Work with renowned kinetic sculptor and artist Jim Bond, to design and build your own prototype kinetic sculpture.

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Discover What's On

We present a year round programme of productions, exhibitions and workshops in our Studio and Gallery at Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, as well as online and on tour with partner venues and festivals across the country.

What's On

Artist Development

IOU helps support artists and artists groups to deliver productions and reach audiences and communities through our artist development programme : Space | Time | Tools | Advice.

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IOU Hostel Hebden Bridge

The Hostel is a unique way for IOU to engage with local residents and visitors to Calderdale. To support artists, creatives, and the cultural ecology of the region.

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Explore IOU’s current, past and future productions.

From sound and light installations, site-specific shows and online galleries, to visual art exhibitions, 360 films, and large-scale contemporary sculpture.

Productions

Articles, Illustration, news, blogs, discussions and debate.

Visit the new interactive IOU Magazine, a space for evolving creative enquiry with commissioned writers and artists reviewing the work alongside musings from IOU’s staff and the artists we collaborate with.

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