Rural Arts

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We lead a range of well-being and training programmes through Outreach to support some of North Yorkshire’s most isolated and vulnerable people. We have specialisms in supporting older people, and people not in education, employment or training. We are a lead partner of North Yorkshire Together. Through our work, our actions and our operations we strive to live our values: to be inclusive, passionate, enriching, innovative and ambitious. 

At The Courthouse we provide over 400 events and activities each year at The Courthouse, a vibrant cross-discipline arts centre at the heart of North Yorkshire. The Courthouse is also home to an award-winning café, an artisan shop and rooms to hire. We also programme 70 professional performances per year in rural venues through ON Tour. ON Tour is a rural touring scheme that works with hundreds of volunteers to bring live performances to their doorstep.

Rural Arts was founded in 1993 and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Rural Arts