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ON Tour Autumn 2023 Announcement

The new season of Rural Art’s exciting Rural Touring scheme arrives on doorsteps this September. Rural Arts is working with 40 village halls and community venues across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley to provide entertainment through ON Tour. The season opens with Sheepish Productions’ gripping thriller The Last Motel. This darkly comic play comes to Skipton […]

Rural Arts 30th Anniversary Exhibition

On Tuesday the 6th of June Rural Arts, a North Yorkshire-based Arts Charity, will be showing a 2-week long exhibition to celebrate its 30thAnniversary which took place on Monday the 13th of March 2023. Rural Arts is a charity that delivers inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities by providing over […]

Rural Arts Welcomes New CEO

Rural Arts, a North Yorkshire charity delivering inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities, today welcomes its new CEO, Ian Read. Ian Read joins the organisation from Lakeland Arts where he spent several years as part of the senior leadership transforming participation and creative engagement. The news comes following the announcement […]

Rural Arts 30th Anniversary Exhibition Callout

Rural Arts turns 30! Share your memories of Rural Arts to be displayed in our upcoming exhibition.  In June 2023, Rural Arts will be hosting a very special exhibition to celebrate our thirtieth anniversary as a registered charity. As part of the exhibition, we’re inviting people across North Yorkshire and beyond to share their memories […]

Imaginosity at Mill Hill Primary School – Callout for mentors

Imagination + curiosity = Imaginosity! Imaginosity is a dynamic programme for all 160 pupils at Mill Hill Community Primary School Northallerton. Established in 2018 by Wykeland Group as part of their regeneration of the Treadmills site, Imaginosity develops children’s creative thinking and confidence to support learning, wellbeing and resilience; and to connect to the wider […]

Accessibility at The Courthouse

Rural Arts is committed to ensuring that we’re as accessible as possible. We have recently completed the renovation of an accessible Changing Place toilet at The Courthouse. This toilet is designed for those with learning disabilities, those with conditions which affect movement, people with head or spinal injuries, people who are living with a stroke as well as older people who require […]

Imaginosity finds a new home at Rural Arts

Imaginosity, a project at Mill Hill School, Northallerton, that uses creativity, imagination and curiosity to improve outcomes for children and young people, is continuing – and expanding – through a new partnership with North Yorkshire arts charity, Rural Arts.   Established and funded by Wykeland Group in 2018, Imaginosity has developed into a vital programme at the school, particularly during the pandemic. The project has even been recognised […]

Spring into Rural Arts’ new season at The Courthouse

Sync or Swim by Tamar and Jo

North Yorkshire arts charity Rural Arts has released its programme of events for Spring 2023 at its base, The Courthouse in Thirsk.   The charity has a variety of bright and bold workshops, exhibitions, performances, and screenings for the January – June period, as it enters its thirtieth anniversary year. With almost 200 creative events and […]

North Yorkshire charity secures three-year funding from Arts Council England

Thirsk-based Rural Arts has been offered three years of annual funding from Arts Council England, one of only 7 organisations in North Yorkshire to join the funder’s prestigious National Portfolio for 2023-2026.   This investment will support the organisation to continue its mission of enriching lives and connecting communities across North Yorkshire. Rural Arts runs a […]

‘Bat, Cackle Pop!’ to put a magical spell on children this half term

Bat Crackle Pop, story craft theatre

Award-winning theatre makers, Story Craft Theatre present their newest children’s show, ‘Bat Crackle, Pop!’ to venues across North Yorkshire during October half-term.   Story Craft Theatre make imaginative and interactive theatre for children to ignite dreams, promote teamwork and create lots of fun. The Story Craft team Janet and Cassie say “our aim has always been […]