small world cultural arts collective


participatory youth arts

for individual & community development in Keighley

small world is about community action
if you want to change the world, start on your own doorstep
through creativity comes awareness, awareness bring change 
responsibility to make the community you live in a better place to be


 Small World was set up in May ’99 to provide grass roots,  participatory arts in Keighley.  Working primarily with young people, using arts to allow individuals to develop and communities to come together through celebration, creative ability & opportunity.  Over the last 15 years Small World has worked on a variety of broad range projects with young people from all over Keighley, concentrating on the urban disadvantaged areas, as a means of engaging young people at risk.  A lot of work is on-going and as more young people are allowed access to arts, more interest develops and new projects are being planned


Small World was set up by local volunteers whose own experiences of growing up in the town led to the formation of the idea of sustained broad range arts as a form of community action.

We are based at 1 Luton Street, Keighley just down from the musicians centre