As part of our Art Connections professional development training, we are launching a new programme of support for visual artists in 2018. This will include:


1:1 advice sessions for artists to meet with an experienced curator in a private and supportive setting. Each session will take place at The Art Depot in Gargrave in February. Additional sessions in other locations are currently being planned  - please enquire for further information.

A chance to discuss your work, developing your practice or future project ideas.

Each session lasts approximately 45mins. Places are limited – booking is essential. Cost: £25 / £15 concession (emerging and low income)

5th February 2018

with Artistic Director, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds: Hayley Walker
Venue: The Art Depot, Gargrave


22nd February 2018

with Fine Art Curator, Educator, Artist and Exhibitions and Events Co-ordinator at West Yorkshire Print Workshop: Martyn Lucas 
Venue: The Art Depot, Gargrave
Contact: 01756 748529 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1st March 2018
Venue: The Art Depot, Gargrave
Cost: £25 / £15 concession (emerging and low income)
A one-day workshop on developing your marketing and promotion skills online.


This session is aimed at artists and makers who are not confident in using digital resources and want to improve how they use online platforms and social media to promote themselves and their work.
We will cover:

  • Tools and resources available to market ourselves online
  • Identifying audiences
  • Online marketing – email, website, social media, online shops
  • Creating an action plan
  • 1:1 Q&A and group feedback & discussion

Contact: 01756 748529 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In spring 2018, Chrysalis Arts will be launching a new mentoring programme which will offer in depth support to six mentees over an initial two-year period. The programmme will prioritise emerging artists under 25 and will combine facilitated group and individual professional development sessions with advice and financial support towards the development, production and showcasing of new work.

Priority will be given to visual artists interested in rural arts practice or in art and environmental sustainability.


We are launching a new programme designed to support more artists to engage with Slow Art and environmental sustainability. This will encourage both emerging and established artists to explore new ways of working, create opportunities for collaboration and group learning as well as gaining new skills through live project activity and access to a new digital toolkit.
Chrysalis Arts is an Arts Council England sector leader in Environmental Sustainability. Artists based within the Arts Council North region may be eligible to participate in this programme.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or would like to know more about support and information we offer, please get in touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  01756 748529

Calling all creatives!

Scarborough and Whitby Constituency Labour Party is looking for artists
and creatives to be part of its campaign team.
We have developed a new campaign system and as part of that we are
looking for artists who would like to create artworks inspired by the
issues we raise.
If you sign up to be part of our campaign system, we will email you our
campaign material as we create it. If you are inspired to write a song,
take a photograph, make video, crochet something, paint or draw, write a
poem or story, interview someone, create a documentary, design a badge
or whatever is your skill, we would love to inspire a surge of
creativity and to share your work as part of our campaigns.
Although politics can often be about problems, the left has the task of
helping people imagine a new future. Perhaps you can help with that.
The deepest, most basic part of our brain is concerned only with three
things. Can I eat it? Can I have sex with it? Am I in danger? We've had
a lot of the latter lately. It's for the left to imagine and depict the
bright future of human connection and plenty that could be our future.
Might this turn into an exhibition? A music event? We'll see.
By signing up you are under no obligation to create or contribute, and
you can always sign off. But if something does inspire you, we would
love you to be part of our campaign.
To sign up, just email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and title your email
LabArtist. You don't have to be a Labour Party member, just a supporter.
John Allsopp
IT Officer
Scarborough and Whitby Constituency Labour Party


Call for a director for York Shakespeare Project’s 2018 production of

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Dedicated to performing all of Shakespeare’s plays by the end of 2020 roughly in chronological order it’s time for YSP to put on The Two Noble Kinsmen. Thirty-two plays have been tackled so far, the most recent being our production of The Winter’s Tale running for 5 performances at the John Cooper Studio.

For The Two Noble Kinsmen the Committee have approved a director’s fee of £1,000. You are expected to rehearse on two evenings a week and one weekend afternoon for a period of at least 8 weeks. Performances to run towards the end of April/early May 2018.

Applications should include a C.V. and, on one side of A4, your current ideas for YSP’s The Two Noble Kinsmen. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in York.

If you are interested in applying, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an Information Pack which will tell you more about this opportunity. Any queries may also be directed to this address.

The closing date for applications will be midnight on 15th December 2017.

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