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Current Community Projects

Current Community Projects

Generation Exchange

Processions 2018

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Aged Veterans 2017/20

Supported by the Aged Veterans Fund, Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire is rolling out a range of services aimed at raising awareness of the issues faced by older and ex-members of the armed forces, and enabling them to lead fuller lives. Ex-Forces Support offer a wide range of advice, guidance and hands-on support to past members of the armed forces over 65. 

Rural Arts has partnered with Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire to provide art workshops to veterans of communities in the region. The workshops will allow veterans to learn new activities or revisit old hobbies and interests.

Art on your doorstep, Celebrating Age 2017/19

A good day celebrating age is a 2-year action research project using innovative ways to increase the participation rates of people aged over 75 in both our ‘ON Tour’ and Courthouse creative programmes. Activity will take place at the Courthouse in Thirsk, North Yorkshire and within a 10-mile rural catchment area in Hambleton District. We will work from the grassroots up, testing and delivering a range of creative interventions. The outcomes of this project will be used to influence commissioners to develop a model of delivering ‘Arts and Culture - On Prescription’ by embedding it in clinical healthcare plans.

North Yorkshire County Council Community Learning 2016-18

Community Learning project is funded by NYCC and is enabling Rural Arts to deliver a 12-hour creative learning programme across North Yorkshire. The aim of the fund is to encourage adults in North Yorkshire to keep learning.

This year, Rural Arts is offering art workshops that introduce museum and heritage volunteers to new arts and crafts or up skill these volunteers, who then deliver their own creative sessions for visitors to the museums and heritage sites.


For more information about our work in the community, or if you would like us to organise a workshop for you, please contact Jayne Rawlins, Telephone 01845 526356; e-mail

We will be able to tell you if you are eligible for free workshops.