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Challenges and Events

Thank you for considering taking part in a sponsored challenge or running an event to raise money for Rural Arts.

There are many ways that you can support us, such as:

  • Sponsored events (sky-dives, swims, silences and more!)
  • Cake and bake sales
  • Clothes swaps
  • Requesting donations to Rural Arts in lieu of gifts at birthdays and special occasions 

We’re always looking for creative new ways to raise money with your support – do let us know if you’ve thought of something different!

If you managed to raise £300, here are some examples about the brilliant impact you could have:

ON Tour

ON Tour brings the highest quality dance, theatre and music to rural community venues.

£300 could bring a professional performance to 50 residents in an isolated rural community.



Our outreach and educational programmes deliver participatory arts activities to some of the most rurally isolated people within our region.

£300 could give 20 vulnerable or isolated people vital wellbeing support or skills development across six sessions of specialist creative workshops.

The Courthouse, Thirsk

A beautifully-restored, fully accessible community arts centre for North Yorkshire.

£300 could allow 100 local residents to access free arts activities at a Rural Arts’ open day.

Every donation helps us in our vision of creativity in every community across North Yorkshire and beyond, and we really appreciate your support.

So, from all of us at Rural Arts, thank you.