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Our Vision, Mission and Values

Bringing art to life by making people think, feel and be inspired.

The Hepworth Wakefield is an art gallery, museum and creative space as unique as the woman who inspired it. Rooted in the heart of Yorkshire, our significant collection and compelling programme explore the connections between the local and the global, and blend the contemporary with the historical.

Our iconic building embodies our spirit of progression and regeneration, allowing us to create exceptional and original art experiences.

Our Vision

To be recognised as one of the world’s leading art galleries, creating unforgettable art experiences for all, while inspiring positive change locally.


Our Mission

To create experiences that inspire, captivate,
surprise and enhance everyone’s lives.

Our Values

Embrace innovation

From the way we work with colleagues and partners, to how we present our collections and exhibitions in an ever-changing world, we’re always exploring new ways to innovate. Art doesn’t stand still.
Nor do we.

Be bold

Our people, our location, our building and our programming are all proof of how ambitious we are. We embrace a spirit of adventure to challenge and surprise. We create impact in everything we do
to engage people in creative experiences.

Be open

Being open means we are inclusive, we collaborate freely and fairly, and are generous with our time and knowledge. We are welcoming and make the experiences we offer accessible to everyone.

Quality matters

We strive to achieve the highest possible quality. Being world-class is our goal, and everyone has a role to play in ensuring that excellence runs through every aspect of our work.