Afghan Youth Project (2021/22)

As part of North Yorkshire Together, Rural Arts runs sessions to support young refugees from Afghanistan. The Afghan Youth Project aims to improve the quality of life of young people who have fled Afghanistan, and are now temporarily living in the Selby and Scarborough District.    Our sessions are designed to: Build young people’s self-esteem and […]

FEAST

FEAST provides free holiday activities and food to thousands of North Yorkshire’s children and young people who are eligible for Free School Meals. We work with partners all across the county to put on activities to keep you happy and healthy during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays. Over 12,000 children and young people […]

FEAST (2021)

2021 saw the introduction of FEAST, a brand new programme to provide free holiday activities and food to over 12,000 North Yorkshire young people who are eligible for Free School Meals. In Easter 2021, lockdown meant we couldn’t provide face-to-face activities. Instead, we provided every eligible young person with a selection of creative, physical activity, wellbeing […]

Art Club (Thursday & Saturday)

Thursdays 4pm – 5.15pm (Ages 6–16) Saturdays 10am – 11.15am (Ages 6–10) Saturdays 11.30am – 12.45pm (Ages 11–16) Art club is specially designed for children and young people with a creative streak. Each Art Club session aims to be fun and engaging for everyone who takes part. We learn new skills, experiment and let the […]

Schools

Rural Arts have a great track record of working with schools and have delivered a wide variety of creative projects over the last twenty-five years. Activities have included large mosaic murals, community banners, ceramic events or artistic responses to interpret a curriculum theme or cultural event. Projects can be tailored to your school and can […]

North Yorkshire Together

Supporting you to stay happy and healthy North Yorkshire Together is a partnership between Rural Arts, North Yorkshire Sport and North Yorkshire Youth that delivers projects and initiatives across 3,500 square miles to support North Yorkshire’s residents to stay happy and healthy. By combining decades of experience and a wide-range of skills, the partnership can support individuals, community […]

North Yorkshire Together (National Lottery Community Fund, 2020-21)

A photo of Santa in front of a fire holding resource packs from North Yorkshire Together

Supporting you to stay happy and healthy North Yorkshire Together is a partnership between Rural Arts, North Yorkshire Sport and North Yorkshire Youth, borne from the pandemic, that delivers projects and initiatives across 3,500 square miles to support North Yorkshire’s residents to stay happy and healthy. By combining decades of experience and a wide-range of skills, the […]

Crafty Tales

Storytelling and crafts workshops for your little one aged 2 to 5. We loved welcoming Story Craft Theatre to run Crafty Tales, a weekly crafting and storytelling session every Tuesday morning during term time. Each Crafty Tales session is designed around a brilliant picture book with interactive, multi-sensory and imaginative play. Crafty Tales helps to grow […]

Young Promoters Scheme

Young people take centre stage to bring professional performances to their local area. The Young Promoters Scheme gave 11 to 19 year olds the opportunity to work with Rural Arts and ON Tour’s volunteer promoters to organise a live performance and learn about the arts industry. The Young Promoters created marketing materials, set target audiences, […]

#CREATETour (2017-19)

#CREATETour brought performing arts opportunities to young people in Richmondshire, Ryedale and the Tees Valley. Working with three brilliant companies – RJC Dance, Fuel Theatre and Tamasha Theatre – young people created “curtain-raiser” for a professional touring performance through free workshops during the school holidays. 113 rurally-isolated young people collaborated and learned from some of the UK’s leading performance […]