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Scarborough Arts Trail

Development of an ‘arts trail’ for Scarborough which will promote a whole range of exciting arts and cultural activities and buildings.

The Arts and Culture Forum have been working on the development of an ‘arts trail’ for Scarborough which will promote a whole range of exciting arts and cultural activities and buildings. It will be collectively promoted in a creative map of Scarborough leaflet which will give residents and visitors an exciting trail of activities to visit.

The project aims to work with artists of all art forms, community groups including children and young people, and creative business and organisations. The existing cultural buildings such as the Rotunda, Art Gallery, Stephen Joseph Theatre, and Creative Industries Centre are supportive of the project and keen to be involved.

Similarly arts of all art forms are very interested in taking part in the project and the benefit of such a trail is that it can promote artists from the performing and visual arts as well as those from the literary field.

It is also intended to develop interpretation boards for around Scarborough – these will be done in a creative way and will highlight different areas of interest and heritage. The group is also investigating if it is possible to add in new forms of technology into the trail such as phone texts or MP3 and iPod interpretations so that it will assist in reaching out to younger people and new audiences.

A freelance worker was employed to develop a feasibility study for the project and to raise the funds for a Project Worker. Create managed the freelance worker and will be managing the project and worker for the duration of the project.