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The Architecture Foundation is one of the UK’s leading independent architecture centres.
Architecture blog site.
The goal of Archinect is to make architecture more connected and open-minded, and bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines.
Architectural Humanities Research Association
The Architectural Humanities Research Association is a non-profit academic organisation that provides an inclusive and comprehensive network for researchers in architectural humanities across the UK and overseas. It promotes, supports, develops and disseminates high-quality research in the areas of architectural history, theory, culture, design and urbanism.
Architecture Centre Network
Architecture Centre Network is the development and advocacy organisation for the 22 architecture centres in the UK.
Building Design Online
Building Design is the essential weekly paper for architects, providing the latest news and views in and about architecture.
Commission for Architecture and Built Environment
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) is the government's advisor on architecture, urban design and public space.
International Fed of Interior Architects/Designers
The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers was founded to unite and provide discussion of Interior Design issues within a handful of European countries.
The Royal Institute of British Architects architecture website.
RIBA website journal of architecture.
Royal Institute of British Architects
This site comprises a national and international directory of chartered arcitectural practices.
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Association for Contemporary Jewellery
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Brigantia brings together art and craft workers in the North Yorkshire Moors, Wolds, Dales and Coastal areas.
British Jewellers’ Association
The British Jewellers’ Association is the national trade association which promotes and protects the growth and prosperity of UK jewellery and silverware suppliers.
Contemporary Glass Society
The Contemporary Glass Society is a non-profit making company (limited by guarantee) founded with the dual objectives of encouraging excellence in glass as a creative medium and developing a greater awareness and appreciation of contemporary glass worldwide.
Craft Action Network
The Craft Action Network, or 'CAN', is a national participation and learning network for contemporary craft.
Craft Club is a national campaign from the Crafts Council and the UK Hand Knitting Association to provide children and young people with the opportunity to learn craft skills from members of their community via extra-curricular clubs at schools.
Craftform is an independent organisation with the simple goal of creating a social network of makers, artists, galleries and shops. It offers craftspeople a simple way to communicate, display their work and make new friends, and a directory service for galleries and shops.
The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary crafts in the UK and is funded by Arts Council England, the Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council Wales.
The Crafts Council's specialist magazine published in alternate months.
Indie Retail Academy
Helps makers and designers with wholesale.selling to shops without freaking out.
National Furniture Directory
Aids British furniture makers promote there product to the trade and public.
The NPA was formed in 1977 with the aim of encouraging and supporting studio pottery and potters throughout the north of England.
Offers the world’s finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing.
Society of Designer Craftsmen
The Society of Designer Craftsmen is the largest and oldest multi-craft society in Britain. The work of members ranges across all the craft disciplines.
The site has been developed and is run by collectors with the primary aim of promoting a wider interest in studio ceramics, by providing up to date and easy to access information about Studio Ceramics.
Provides access to the world of creative textiles and is a comprehensive resource site designed to deliver information about textile related art, craft, fashion and interior decoration applications.
The Design Trust
The Design Trust is an online business school for designers and makers. Offering practical, honest, inspirational, expert training & support to entrepreneurial creatives.
UK Handmade is a showcase for the work of talented UK designer / makers through a website and quarterly online magazine, alongside a supportive and friendly artistic community forum.
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Ballet.co.uk is a ballet and dance website and includes dance and ballet reviews, news and links from the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
As the national voice for dance, Dance UK advocates and lobbies to promote the importance and needs of dance.
Dance Umbrella was founded in 1978 with the aim of reflecting and encouraging the burgeoning interest in contemporary dance in Britain.
An online database of resources for professional dancers.
Danceworks works strategically within the UK to support and promote national and international dance to small, middle and large-scale venues by extending the South Yorkshire model as a basis of development for audiences and best practice.
dx has both a national and a regional remit andis one of ten National Dance Agencies that provide artistic support, education, performance, participation and regional development across the UK, and advocate for dance at all levels.
English Folk & Dance Society
The EFDSS aim to continue to make an important contribution to the wider folk music, dance and song movement.
JABADAO - National Centre for Movement Learning & Health is a national charity that works in partnership with the education, health, arts and social care sectors to bring about a sea change in the way people work with the body and movement.
Yorkshire Dance aims to inspire people’s lives through the transformational power of dance. They aim to nurture and develop dance, dance artists and dance audiences and champion excellence and innovation across the dance sector.
Youth Dance England
The national youth dance organisation giving young people the chance to participate in a wide range of dance activities: whether for fun, to develop dance skills, keep physically active or train to become a dance professional.
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The Creative Professional Platform. The world's leading platform for creative professionals to gain exposure and get hired.
British Interior Design Association
The British Interior Design Association promotes high standards throughout the interior design profession, encouraging and fostering design ability.
Chartered Society of Designers
The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is the professional body for designers and exists to promote concern for the sound principles of design in all areas in which design considerations apply, to further design practice and encourage the study of design techniques for the benefit of the community.
Helping businesses become more successful, public services more efficient and designers more effective.
Design-Nation has three main activities. It promotes the excellence of British design, it manages the Eureka project (which creates links between designers, retailers and manufacturers) and it helps designers with business training after they leave college.
Grain edit is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period.
A platform for interior designers and professionals related to the interior design scene.
Illustration Web welcome applications for representation from experienced and highly skilled illustrators and artists.
Lovely As a Tree
The website that tells you everything you need to know to be a more environmentally aware graphic designer.
MOO is a new kind of printing business. An online stationer helping both individuals and businesses to stand out in an over-crowded world.
Pikaland is an art and illustration blog that's dedicated to a creative life!
Share Some Candy
A curated collective of inspiring design finds and art. The content is appropriate for all audiences.
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Boohoo, a leading online fashion retailer offering opportunities to work in the industry.
Can You Cut It? IN Fashion
Featuring profiles on the “Top 10 jobs in fashion” as well as case studies, you can also read and listen to leading names from the fashion world – including Lulu Guinness and tailors from Savile Row – give their top tips on what it takes to succeed in what is an extremely competitive industry.
The learning zone at Fashion Capital exists to support and advise those that want to establish a career in the fashion industry, whether at school, post-graduate or graduate level.
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion is the only college in the UK to specialise in fashion education, research and consultancy. It offers a portfolio of courses that aims to reflect the breadth of opportunity available in the industry.
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week is one of London's premier fashion events attracting a target audience of key fashion leaders, retailers and press who attend this bi-annual showcase of British designer fashion.
Make Your Mark in Fashion
Make Your Mark in Fashion is part of the Make Your Mark campaign inspiring young people to have an idea and make it happen.
The fashion and textiles sector has changed, and is still changing. Skillfast-UK's task is to help employers to improve their productivity through better skills. To do this, Skillfast-UK aims to: 1. Develop and broker a "Sector Skills Agreement" - a "deal" which brings employers together with funding agencies and learning providers to break down the key barriers to improving skills and training. 2. Transform learning supply, by helping the mainstream education system to understand
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Classical Music - June
British Arts Festivals Association
The British Arts Festival Association is a membership organisation for UK arts festivals.
City Of York Folk Day
Concerts, session, singaround and folk club from noon until midnight in three rooms at the Black Swan (Peasholme Green) and a marquee stage outside. May
Music, film, spoken word, dance, comedy, visual arts, theatre. February
Dent Folk Festival
Weekend festival in the Yorkshire Dales, including music, dance, storytelling, street performers, workshops and sessions.
Ethno England (Whitby)
International Folk Music Camp for 15 - 25 year olds. August
Grassington Festival of Music and Arts
June to July
Harrogate International Festival
Arts - July to August
Humber Mouth Literature Festival
The festival celebrates literature, language and text-based arts, combining author events with special commissions and community projects, and builds on a year-round programme of literature development activities.
Ilkley Literature Festival
Authors' events, Discussions, Readings, Performances, Workshops, Reader's Events, Literary Walks, Poetry, Festival Fringe, Children's and Young People's Weekend.
Ingleton Folk Weekend
Concerts, sessions, workshops, street performers. October
Knaresborough Festival of Ent & Visual Art
Wide range of events including folk, jazz, street entertainers, theatre, workshops. August
Moor & Coast Festival - Whitby
Festival of traditional music, song, dance & arts with a range of events at venues around the town. May
Musicport - Bridlington Spa
World music festival. October
North Yorkshire Open Studios
Visual Arts event - June
Off the Shelf
Off the Shelf – Sheffield’s annual celebration of writing and reading.
Pickering Folk Festival
Pickering Showground. August. Tel: 01751 473780
Potfest in the Pens is a potters' market, inspired by the idea of potters and the public together on common ground.
Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend
A free and easy weekend of fun and folk. June
Music - July
Ryedale Folk Weekend
Hutton Le Hole - May
Saltaire Arts Trail
Saltaire Arts Trail is proud to be in partnership with the long established Saltaire Festival which each year, as well as continental, organic, farmers and flower markets, provides music, theatre and arts entertainment over a 2 week period.
Scarborough Literature Festival
International Maritime Festival. July
Sedbergh Fringe Festival
Showcasing the best from Cumbrian writers and performers in 4 venues around the town.
York International Festival of Digital Arts
Arts festival with eclectic selection of music including folk. May
The Festival on the Moor - Osmotherly
Music - August
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
Harrogate - July
Whitby Folk Week
Ranging from public dance displays to major dances and concerts. August
York & North Yorkshire Festivals & Events
A site providing information about the wide range of festivals and events taking place throughout York and North Yorkshire
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BECTU is the Broadcast, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre trade union and represents those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas.
British Council - Film
British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with the British Council’s global network overseas we work to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and work to find opportunities for creative exchange between UK filmmakers and international counterparts.
British Film Institute
The British Film Institute (BFI) promotes understanding and appreciation of Britain's rich film and television heritage and culture. Established in 1933, the it runs a range of activities and services, including the National Film Theatre in London.
Film & Video Umbrella
Film and Video Umbrella curates and produces film, video and new media projects by artists which are commissioned and presented in collaboration with galleries and venues across England.
Film Lab North
Equipped with a Photomec dual gauge film negative processor, Film Lab North is the only facility outside London to provide both super 16 and 35mm development at a single location.
MediaFish is a cooperative of young people from Leeds who are passionate about film and everything to do with it. They provide a variety of free film screenings to cater for everyone’s needs.
Northern Film Network
Northern Film Network (NFN) is a dynamic, creative organisation that provides accessible support and encouragement to emerging filmmakers, increasing their awareness of, and access to, the film/media industry and exposing them to new ideas and opportunities.
Screen Yorkshire is the regional screen agency for Yorkshire and Humber. Our mission is to inspire, promote and support the development of a successful film, TV, games and interactive media sector to grow the economic, social and cultural wealth of the region.
Shooting People is a community of 37,000+ filmmakers who share their resources, skills and experience.
The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show is a not-for-profit voluntary group that provides a high quality, low cost mobile cinema service to run film events at community venues.
UK Film Council
The UK Film Council is the Government-backed lead agency for film in the UK ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.
Yorkshire Film Archive
The Yorkshire Film Archive finds, preserves and provides access to moving images documenting over one hundred years of life in Yorkshire. We also offer commercial services, develop educational work and deliver projects across the region.
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The Abbey Scholarship offers an emergent painter a full academic year at the British School at Rome, while the Abbey Fellowships offer mid-career painters three months at the School. There is no age limit. Abbey Awards are open to citizens of the UK and the US and to painters of other nationalities resident in the UK or US for at least five years.
Architectural Heritage Fund
The Architectural Heritage Fund is a registered charity promoting the conservation of historic buildings in the UK. It does this by providing advice, information and financial assistance in the form of grants and low interest working capital loans for projects undertaken by building preservation trust (BPTs) and other charities.
Awards for All
Awards for All is a National Lottery grants scheme for local communities. There are different schemes for each of the four countries of the UK.
The Baring Foundation was set up in 1969 to give money to charities and voluntary organisations pursuing charitable purposes. It has a particular strand of funding for arts organisations.
Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. The money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment.
Clore Duffield Foundation
The Foundation is a grant-making organisation which concentrates its support on education, the arts, museum and gallery education, cultural leadership training, health and social care and enhancing Jewish life, whilst placing a particular emphasis on supporting children, young people and society's more vulnerable individuals.
Comic Relief provides grants in the UK (and overseas) to registered charities and voluntary organisations with charitable purposes. The funding is raised from the general public through Red Nose Day and the funding priorities change from time to time.
The European Union rural development policy.
Edward Marshall Trust
The Trust's broad aims are to sponsor progressive ideas and action in the fields of design, design philosophy, craftsmanship and the creation and production of useable objects, the qualities of which will help to redefine and invigorate our common culture. The Trust seeks to encourage intellectual vitality which expresses itself without the label "art for art's sake".
The Elephant Trust was created in 1975 by Roland Penrose and Lee Miller with a view to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts in the United Kingdom.
Ernest Cook Trust
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. EFF make grants to organisations which aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK, both now and in the future.
1 Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY
A straightforward FREE-to-use service from GRANTfinder, can help small businesses, charitable and community groups like yours to find suitable funding.
The main objective of the Trustees' grant-making is to assist and encourage development and change. It follows that most grants will be of capital or one-off nature, but the Trustees sometimes agree to help fund the introduction of new and innovative projects with a series of up to 3 annual grants. Few grants exceed £5,000 and most of them go to charities where they can make an impact.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund sustains and transforms our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.
Juliet Gomperts Trust
The Juliet Gomperts Trust is a small charity which gives financial support to artists who are resident in the UK.
Key Fund Yorkshire
The Key Fund’s aims are to further economic, social and environmental regeneration in deprived and disadvantaged communities throughout Yorkshire and the Humber. This is done by giving financial and enterprise development support to local people involved in social enterprises, charities, community and voluntary groups.
The Links Foundation was launched in 2003 as a charitable trust to distribute funds to communities that needed help.
Local Heritage Initiative
The Local Heritage Initiative (LHI) was a small grants programme (£3,000 to £25,000) launched in 2000 to help communities bring their local heritage to life. LHI provided funds, advice and support to enable communities to investigate, explain and care for their local landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture.
Mohammad Ibrahim Foundation
The Mohammad Ibrahim Foundation is a private independent grant making foundation. Grants are made to organisations which aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK, both now and in the future.
Musicians Benevolent Fund
The MBF provides help and support to musicians and their dependants and those in related occupations when illness, accident or old age bring stress or financial burdens.
NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - a unique and independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative.
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) makes awards ranging from £1,000 to £15,000 to craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers.
Rural Development Programme for England
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) aims to improve competitiveness in the agriculture and forestry sector; safeguard and enhance the rural environment; foster competitive and sustainable rural businesses and thriving rural communities.
A funding platform for creative ideas.
World wide network of artists residencies
We are an association of over 400 centers and organisations in over 70 countries. Our members are dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people a time and place away from their every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.
Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN) was established in 1997. WREN is a company limited by guarantee and a non-profit making Environmental Body (EB) registered to fund projects which are “eligible” under the Landfill Communities Fund.
Yorkshire Dales LEADER
Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme has been set up to build a sustainable community and economy that capitalises on the area’s environment, landscape, culture and heritage.
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Back o the Shop Gallery
Terrington Main Street, Terrington, York YO60 6PU
Bianco Nero Gallery
14 Bridge Road, Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS9 5AA
9 Blands Cliff, Scarborough YO11 1NR
7 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA
Chantry House Gallery
Ripley HG3 3AY
22a Main Street, Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5AA
Dove Tree Art Studio
A working studio and art gallery in the middle of Harrogate. Back Granville Road, Harrogate, HG1
Duckett and Jeffreys
Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery presents a rolling programme of solo shows from national and international artists.
engage promotes access to enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through 'gallery education' - projects and programmes which help schoolchildren and the wider community become confident in their understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts and galleries.
41 Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB
Back Royal Parade, Harrogate HG2 0QA
Godfrey and Watt
7–8 Westminster Arcade, Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2RN
Front Street, Grosmont, Whitby YO22 5QE
Herriot's, Main Street, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3QW
The new gallery at The Moors National Park Centre showcases the work of artists and craftspeople inspired by the life and landscape of the North York Moors National Park. A changing exhibition is on show throughout the year and some of their work is available all year in the Centre's shop.
Kentmere House Gallery
53 Scarcroft Hill, York YO24 1DF
Liquid Amber Gallery
Dutton Farm, Hessay, York YO26 8JU
The gallery is dedicated to showing contemporary art, craft and sculpture from a wide range of makers in a relaxed rural setting.
Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SA
Pannett Art Gallery
Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
Platform Gallery, Station Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2JT
Pocklington Arts Centre
Market Place, Pocklington, York YO42 2AR
Royal Pump Room Museum
Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY
Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton le Hole, York YO62 6UA
Saltbox Gallery & Workshop
2 Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5AB
Scarborough Art Gallery
The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
South Street Gallery
6–8 South Street, Scarborough YO11 2BP
The Artbar Gallery, Nether Bar East, Appersett, Hawes DL8 3LN
24 Market Place, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4EB
The Gallery - Hornsey's
3 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PA
The Turnstone Gallery
East Row, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU
Timble Eye Gallery
Contemporary Visual Art Gallery in Timble.
East Row, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU
York Art Gallery
York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW Paintings are displayed in six areas over the two floors of the gallery and are divided into themes such as portraits and landscapes. They span more than 600 years and range from 14th century Italian panels and 17th century Dutch masterpieces to Victorian narrative paintings and 20th century work
4 Westmoreland Street, Harrogate HG1 5AT
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
Zillah Bell Gallery
15 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PQ
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& Co (Audiences Yorkshire)
& Co is the Yorkshire and Humber region's audience development agency, working closely with arts and cultural organisations to expand and nurture audiences.
Accessible Arts & Media
Accessible Arts & Media (AA&M) was formed through the merger of two well established York based charities, Accessible Arts and Cube Media in 2008. AA&M are a local user-led community, arts and media provision whose primary aim is to create high quality, accessible and inclusive opportunities for young people, people with disabilities and the wider community.
Action for Children's Arts
Action for Children's Arts is dedicated to the promotion, development and celebration of all the creative and performing arts for and with children, aged 0–12 years.
Art In Yorkshire
A year-long celebration of the visual arts created by a unique partnership between 19 art galleries and museums across Yorkshire and supported by the Tate.
Artevents work with artists, thinkers and innovators to create artworks which discuss the nature and values of contemporary society.
ArtisanCam provides an insight into the lives of contemporary artists. Using a mixture of video and interactive activities, the organisation introduces children to the world of contemporary visual art before encouraging them to have a go themselves.
The Artquest website contains over 800 free-to-access web pages of practical support, critical articles and opportunities covering every aspect of a visual artist or craftsperson's career.
Arts & Business
Arts & Business helps business people support the arts and the arts to inspire business people. Through eleven regional offices, A&B encourages businesses and arts organisations to come together to create partnerships to benefit themselves and the community at large.
Arts Council England
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery.
Arts Hub UK
Arts Hub UK publishes essential jobs and news information to professionals working in the UK arts and cultural industries.
Arts Industry Magazine
News and jobs for professionals in the arts and culture industry
Arts Planet is a professional networking site enabling users to interact with UK and international arts practitioners previously involved in programmes run jointly by Visiting Arts and the British Council. Registration is free and simple.
Arts Professional is a magazine and an online resource for all sectors, specialisms and regions of the arts. It offers a platform for those involved in arts management and practice to share their views, ideas and experiences on everyday issues affecting the sector.
Asian Arts Access
Asian Arts Access is an arts development agency, a research and development organisation and a production house. Established in 1991, it does not have an artform bias and works in cross-artform programmes nationally through carefully structured networks.
Audience Finder provides insights and practical advice to help cultural organisations develop their audience through collecting, understanding and using data.
Audiences UK is the national network of Audience Development Agencies, organisations that specialise in understanding how to engage and develop audiences. Twelve core member agencies work collaboratively to develop and deliver programmes and services based on the needs of their regions.
A new online collaboration and support tool for those working or aspiring to work in the creative sector, or for those looking for support or advice with a project and looking to form new partnerships.
This website provides listings information about courses, jobs and opportunities in the arts in the United Kingdom.
British Association of Picture Libraries/Agencies
The British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, or BAPLA, is the trade association for picture libraries in the UK and the largest organisation of its kind in the world.
Business Support & Development
Business Support & Development Ltd provides business and employment support services and training in Yorkshire.
Celebrate North Yorkshire
Suppporting the Voluntary Arts in North Yorkshire.
An open resource sharing knowledge, tools and experience.
Here you can find out about the work of Create and the services they offer as well as information and resources relevant to the artistic and cultural life of the North Yorkshire Coast. As the site develops Create hope to provide a creative industries directory, an arts event listings service, and a comprehensive list of where you can get your fix of arts related activities in the Borough of Scarborough.
An online magazine and network community that aims to celebrate, inspire and support the creative industries throughout the UK and the rest of the world.
Creative Economy (British Council)
Interaction, experience and networks for the global creative economy.
Creative Industries Development Agency
CIDA specialise in helping to strengthen the contribution of the creative industries sector to every sector of a global economy, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Creative opportunities and news for the Yorkshire region, hosted by CIDA.
Culture 24 is a government-funded website promoting museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK.
Decibel Young Leaders
Decibel Young Leaders is an Arts Council England, Yorkshire initiative created to profile some of the region’s brightest creative talents, providing their latest News, and sharing information about the arts and creative industries.
What's on guide to Yorkshire
EducatorLabs is comprised of school librarians and media specialists who volunteer as curators and conservators of the scholastic web.
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.
Folk Arts England
FolkArts England (FAE) is a national development agency for Folk, Roots and Traditional Music. We are funded by Arts Council England and incorporate The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO).
Forum for Creative Industries
FOCI is a network of experienced professionals concerned to inform and influence the current debates around the creative industries.
Funding Central is a free website for the whole voluntary and community sector, including social enterprise, providing access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.
The GoldStar Project is designed to encourage and enable voluntary organisations and projects throughout England to realise the potential of volunteers, mentors and befrienders from socially excluded groups. The aim is to promote and share good practice.
I Value the Arts
The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) public campaign ‘I Value the Arts’ has attracted over 9,000 supporters, but needs more.
Integreat Yorkshire's mission is to provide the people of Yorkshire and Humber with access to the skills and information they need to create great places: beautiful and sustainable places to live, work and invest in.
ixia is the public art think tank - it provides guidance on the role of art in the public realm. Through its activities ixia identifies and challenges restrictive practices which result in limited and missed opportunities for artists working in the public realm.
Museums, Libraries & Archives Yorkshire
MLA Yorkshire is the lead strategic agency for museums, libraries and archives in the region. We work to improve people’s lives through access to these collections and resources – building knowledge, supporting learning, inspiring creativity, and celebrating identity.
National Federation of Artists' Studio Providers
NFASP – the professional membership body for all those engaged in developing and managing affordable studio space for visual artists.
New Work Network
Networking Support for Artists
Free online courses that allow you to take classes from world-renowned professors without leaving your living room, or paying. Whether your interests tend to literature, architecture, or neurobiology, you are sure to find something here that's of interest.
The Own Art scheme is designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art and craft including paintings, photography, sculpture, glassware and furniture.
Public Art Sustainability Assessment or PASA is an initiative by Chrysalis Arts to promote good sustainable practice in public art. It is available for artists, commissioners and anyone else who may be involved in the development, creation, maintenance and decommissioning of public art.
Pensions for Artists
Advice, information and news concerning pensions for artists.
Public Art Online
A public art information site which provides guidance and examples of public art practice from around the UK and internationally.
Rural Arts provides participatory arts workshops to schools and community groups.
Slow Art is a creative development by Chrysalis Arts inspired by the Slow Food movement, it highlights current changes affecting rural living and working, landscape, agriculture, and the impact of climate change on the environment.
Taking Part in the Arts
Arts Council England is committed to supporting public engagement. This site provides information and guidance on how to be more community and customer focused.
The Audience Agency
The Audience Agency deliver tailored insight to help you to better understand and grow your audiences.
Visiting Arts' purpose is to strengthen intercultural understanding through the arts.
Voluntary Arts England
Voluntary Arts England (VA England) seeks to promote participation in the arts and crafts by supporting the development of the voluntary arts sector.
Welcome to Yorkshire
Extending positive messages about Yorkshire. Visit the website to see the latest promotional DVD and television advert from Welcome to Yorkshire.
Woodend provides purpose-built managed workspace to support individuals, companies and enterprises, operating in the digital, media and creative sector.
York Unifying and Multicultural Initiative
YUMI is a voluntary network based in York. They are establishing a centre to represent and reflect the richness and diversity of York people - people who have different backgrounds and beliefs and who do very different things with their lives. By having a centre that reflects and represents the real diversity, York residents will be able to see the city they are living in in its true nature.
Yorkshire Art Circus
Yorkshire Art Circus is a community arts organisation providing support to writers and artists throughout the Yorkshire region.
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Animate Projects commissions artists to make work that explores the relationship between contemporary art and animation, for broadcast, gallery, cinema and online exhibition.
B3 makes connections between Britain's multicultural communities and its creative industries, by uniting the power of digital media with the creative potential of emerging digital artists, film makers, visual artists and sound artists.
Dare to be Digital
Dare to be Digital is a video games development competition for extremely talented students at Universities and Colleges of Art.
Digital Art Source
Digital Art Source is your resource for digital art and culture information. A resource for students and professionals.
Digital City provides specialist facilities, business development and creative mentoring support in order to expand and sustain the regional digital media economy.
Gamesrecruit is a Games Industry job board advertising positions for both games development studios and games industry recruitment agencies. Here you can search currently available games jobs from all over the world.
Workingames is a Games Industry Online Careers Magazine specifically designed to help those with little or no Games Industry experience.
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BBC North Yorkshire Music
Music features and listings in North Yorkshire.
The Brit Trust aims to give young people a chance to express their musical creativity, regardless of race, class, sex or ability.
British Phonographic Industry
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) represents the British recorded music business, representing thousands of UK record labels, and with over 400 members, who account for over 90% of the UK music market.
Folk and Roots
A guide to the folk and acoustic scene, with information about UK folk gigs and Folk Festivals and hundreds of links.
Incorporated Society of Musicians
The professional association for all musicians in the UK. Website includes free information factsheets on careers in music.
Celebrating and developing jazz in Yorkshire and Humberside.
Making Music represents and supports amateur and semi-professional music groups of all genres throughout the United Kingdom. It provides a comprehensive range of artistic and administrative services and development and training opportunities. Making Music also lobbies on behalf of members to national and local government and other agencies.
The Meta project brings together music makers and workers across the British Isles.
Music Leader - Yorkshire
MusicLeader Yorkshire is a service for everyone involved in youth music: musicians, teachers, and project managers. MusicLeader Yorkshire provides information, advice, guidance, networking and training opportunities.
The Musicians’ Union is an organisation respected around the world which represents over thirty two thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business.
North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone
NYMAZ (North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone) works with strategic partners to deliver high quality music-making activities for children and young people across rural North Yorkshire. Working across a wide range of music genres and styles their projects enable young people to access learning and performance opportunities with highly skilled artists and develop new musical, personal and social skills.
Orchestras Live is the national development agency for orchestral music. Their vision is to enable the widest range of people to have inspirational experiences of high quality live orchestral music.
Performing Right Society
The MCPS-PRS Alliance exists to collect and pay royalties to its members when their music is recorded and made available to the public (MCPS); and when their music is performed, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (PRS).
Plugged In Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Music Industry Support Network
Sound and Music
Sound and Music is a national organisation that enables both audiences and practitioners to engage with the art of sound in diverse, accessible and innovative ways.
Sound Sense are a membership organisation that provides support to organisations and individuals who help people make music in their communities -- through leading music workshops and teaching -- by providing these services.
Teaching Music is free to anyone involved in music education at all levels. It is for you to access information, meet and connect with others and share your own resources.
Yorkshire World Music Network
The aim of the network is to enable increased networking and respect between artists, promoters, managers, venues and others who are active in the world music scene in Yorkshire with a view to building opportunities for ideas sharing, collaborative projects, increased opportunities for work and professional development.
Yorkshire Youth & Music
Yorkshire Youth & Music design projects which fit the needs of young people, in partnership with them, their teachers, parents and carers. We work in schools, nursery and pre-school settings, with youth and community groups.
Young Concert Artists Trust
Young Concert Artists Trust was set up to identify, nurture and promote outstanding young classical soloists and chamber ensembles at the outset of their professional careers.
Youth Music works alongside the formal and community-based sectors to support music-making and training.
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Association of Photographers
The Association of Phootographers (AOP) brings professional photographers together, protecting their rights and promoting photography. The AOP campaigns for all photographers and provides information services, education programmes, exhibitions and publications to support these activities.
International Photographers & Researchers Network
IPRN is an organisation linking the work of art schools, practitioners, academic institutions, museums, galleries and archives internationally. Its mission is to stimulate the quality and presentation of contemporary photographic practice, academic and artistic research and photography related theory.
The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists - this is the place to see photography in all its forms.
The Prix Pictet is a major new global prize in photography that focuses on perhaps the greatest single issue of the twenty-first century: sustainability. The award is sponsored by Pictet & Cie, in association with the Financial Times.
Redeye, the Photography Network, is based in North West England. It aims to make life easier for photographers and photography in the region and beyond, by providing information, opportunities, events, training and professional development.
Tees Valley Photography Festival
The Tees Valley Museums’ Photography Festival is organised by Hartlepool Museums & Heritage Service and funded by MLA’s Renaissance Initiative.
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beam is a company dedicated to the imaginative understanding and improvement of the public realm: urban and rural streets, buildings, parks, housing estates and public spaces. It helps people make better places through learning and education, the promotion of good design, and the imaginative use of the arts in the public realm.
Chrysalis Arts is an artist-led public art company, training and arts development agency based in the North Yorkshire village of Gargrave.
Groundwork Arts Toolkit
This site is designed to provide inspiration, ideas and practical assistance both to Groundwork Trust staff who want to use the arts within regeneration projects and to artists who want to learn more about the way that Groundwork engages with the arts.
Independent Street Arts Network
ISAN is an independent group of presenters and promoters of street arts throughout the UK working to develop the art form through networking, information, collaboration, lobbying, training and advocacy.
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BBC North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire News, Sport, Weather and Travel News. Also regional entertainment listings and pictures.
Broadcast Journalism Training Council
The Broadcast Journalism Training Council accredits courses in radio and television journalism to ensure they give journalists the skills required by the industry.
Broadcast Training & Skills Regulator
The Broadcast Training and Skills Register (BTSR) helps ensure that the broadcasting industry is providing training and development opportunities that are relevant, inclusive and cost-effective to the thousands of people it employs.
Community Media Association
The Community Media Association is the UK representative body for the community media sector and is committed to promoting access to the media for people and communities. It aims to enable people to establish and develop community based communications media for empowerment, cultural expression, information and entertainment. It represents Community Media to Government, industry and regulatory bodies.
Media UK Radio Jobs
Media UK Radio Jobs displays free listings of tons of radio jobs at stations across the UK.
The Radio Academy is a registered charity dedicated to the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production.
Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative media industries maintain their world class position.
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A reference point for anyone interested in drama; ideas, experiences and best practices, on topics such as establishing a board of directors, choosing the right venues for performances, and marketing your plays the right way.
Blaize is a community arts company working primarily in rural areas; their work involves drama, dance, music, digital and visual arts. Blaize provide an extensive range of participatory projects and practical arts workshops for all age groups and abilities and tour throughout the country.
Equity is the UK Trade Union representing professional performers and other creative workers from across the spectrum of the entertainment, creative and cultural industries.
Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1QF
Independent Theatre Council
The Independent Theatre Council is the management association and industry lead body for performing arts organisations and individuals working in the field of drama, dance, opera and music theatre, mime and physical theatre, circus, puppetry, street arts and mixed media.
Konflux Theatre in Education
Konflux Theatre in Education was founded in 1997 with the aim of producing high quality theatre for children and young people.
Mind The Gap
Mind the Gap has become the largest disability related theatre company outside London.
National Youth Theatre
The National Youth Theatre is committed to the creative, personal and social development of young people. It operates a range of activities which provide comprehensive progression routes through a creative learning process, culminating in public performances of plays, films, radio dramas and online engagement.
North Country Theatre
North Country Theatre specialises in taking professional theatre out into the country, touring to village halls, small theatres, arts centres, churches, auction marts, castles, railway waiting rooms, hotels, gardens, almost anywhere in fact. The company is funded by Arts Council England.
Pilot Theatre are a national touring theatre company resident at York Theatre Royal.
Red Ladder Theatre
Red Ladder Theatre, 3 St Peters Buildings, York Sreet, Leeds LS9 8AJ
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW
Sustained Theatre is a network and a call to action for all artists to lobby for positive change.
Third Angel makes entertaining and original contemporary performance that speaks directly, honestly and engagingly to its audience.
UK Performing Arts
UKP-Arts is dedicated to providing essential, reliable, comprehensive and unbiased information for anyone interested in pursuing training and careers in the UK performance industry.
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Playhouse Square Quarry Hill Leeds LS2 7UP
York Theatre Royal
St. Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD
Yorkshire Women Theatre Company
Yorkshire Women Theatre Company exists to develop, create and tour high quality theatre-in-health and social education work, presenting complex health and social education messages in an accessible and entertaining way.
Youth Music Theatre UK
Youth Music Theatre: UK was founded in 2003 by a group of experienced and committed directors, administrators, pastoral staff, young people and parents who were determined to create a dynamic, vibrant and participatory company which could bring together young people from around the UK in music theatre projects.
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Blues Cafe Bar
4 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate HG1 2TJ
Fibbers Music Venue
The Stonebow, York YO1 7NP
Georgian Theatre Royal
The Georgian Theatre Royal Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW
Harrogate Jazz Club
The Harwood, Station Road, Pannal, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JN
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queens Square, Huddersfield HD1 2SP
Middleham Key Centre
The Centre has become a popular venue for meetings and training sessions for businesses, local government organisations, educational establishments, private individuals and community groups; it is also frequently hired for wedding receptions, celebrations and private functions.
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW
The Band Room
The Band Room on the North Yorks Moors - England's tiniest major venue.
A live music venue, pool tables, alternative artistic basement bar located in the centre of Harrogate.
The Shed, Brawby, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6PY
upstage youth theatre
At upstage centre they believe the best way to learn about theatre is by making theatre. upstage produce at least six shows a year, each one of them a unique opportunity to develop all aspects of stagecraft, voice, character and much more. Each production is also an insight into a particular area of theatrical history: Shakespeare, for example, Greek tragedy or physical comedy.
Unit 1, The Royal Baths, Harrogate HG1 2WH
Vivaz Music Venue
Huntriss Row, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 2EF
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a-n Artists Information Company
a-n’s mission, using a combination of advocacy and information and from the perspective of artists, is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and affirm the value of artists in society.
Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project that aims to support and promote professional artists, makers and other creative businesses based in York and North Yorkshire.
Art in the Pen
A Visual Arts fair in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Art Unpacked is a series of touring art exhibitions created by Chrysalis Arts. It brings the very best of contemporary art and craft to small and unique galleries, from East Lancashire to the Yorkshire coast.
Artsadmin makes art happen. Our vision is to be an arts lab for the 21st Century for the creation of performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work, where the innovative, experimental and unusual are nurtured.
The Axis website provides information about contemporary UK artists and features profiles of professional artists and curators, interviews, discussions, art news, debates and showcases the artists to watch.
Crescent Arts aims to support and promote contemporary visual arts in Scarborough and beyond, for the benefit of artists, visitors, participants and our members.
Henry Moore Foundation
The Foundation supports a wide range of projects and activities in the visual arts through its donations programme. Among areas covered are student bursaries, fellowships for artists and grants to art institutions, galleries and museums.
Jerwood Sculpture Prize
The Jerwood Sculpture Prize aims to give support and encouragement to emerging talent within the medium of outdoor sculpture. Open to all artists within fifteen years of graduation from a recognised School of Art, it is a commissioning award worth £25,000 and the commissioned work from each Prize joins the Jerwood Sculpture collection at Ragley.
Jerwood Visual Arts
For the first time, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation is pulling together its visual arts prizes to be held at one venue. The website contains the objectives, submission dates and exhibition dates of our work in applied arts, drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.
Pavilion is a visual arts commissioning agency that collaborates with artists and audiences to make exceptional new works of art, using photography and digital media. Pavilion invests in the talent of emerging photographers. It does this through; commissions, exhibitions and portfolio review sessions. Pavilion also supports emerging artists into the art market through its print sales initiative.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal or both.
The European portal for three-dimensional art and sculpture
Founded in 1968, SPACE produces dynamic environments where individuals and communities can engage in creative processes. SPACE supports artistic production by developing and managing studio space, widens participation in visual arts & media, fostering the creative potential of individuals and communities.
Visual Arts and Galleries Association
VAGA is a membership body open to organisations and individuals concerned with the exhibition, interpretation and development of modern and contemporary visual art on behalf of the public.
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Apples & Snakes
Apples & Snakes stretches the boundaries of poetry in education & performance, aiming to give voice to a diverse range of challenging and dynamic poets.
The Arvon Foundation provides residential creative writing courses at four beautiful, historic houses in different parts of the UK.
BBC writersroom champions new writing talent in film, television, radio, and theatre and runs schemes targeting talent from a range of sources. It promotes writers across the entire BBC, and works in partnerships with theatres, writers' organisations, screen agencies, and the wider cultural industries, helping new writers develop their craft.
Index on Censorship
Index on Censorship is one of the world’s leading repositories of original, challenging, controversial and intelligent writing on free expression issues.
International Poetry and Art
Interpoetry exists to provide a platform where all kinds of creative innovations can be published. Interpoetry’s aim is to provide a space where new creative writers and artists can be seen next to more successful, established ones.
Mslexia tells you all you need to know about exploring your creativity and getting into print.
National Association for Literature Development
NALD is the professional body for all involved in developing writers, readers and literature audiences.
National Association of Writers in Education
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) is the one organization supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK.
National Association of Writers’ Groups
NAWG aims are to bring cohesion and fellowship to isolated writers’ groups and individuals, promoting the study and art of writing in all its aspects.
National Union of Journalists
The NUJ is the voice for journalists and journalism. An active, campaigning organisation seeking to improve the pay and conditions of our members and working to protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards in all media.
Northern Screenwriters are a non-profit organisation based in the Manchester area. So far we consist of a mix film-makers and scriptwriters based in the North West.
Other Poetry is a magazine dedicated to good poetry in all its forms.
Peepal Tree Press
Peepal Tree Press is home of the best in Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, literary criticism, memoirs and historical studies.
The Poetry Business publishes contemporary poetry books and pamphlets under the Smith/Doorstop imprint and also publishes the literary magazine, The North.
The Poetry Society aim to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.
Pulp Net is a webspace that feels like a book. It’s also a headspace where anyone can write, if they want to.
The Script Factory has become one of Europe’s leading filmmakers’ organisations finding and developing new screenwriting talent; supporting the people who work with screenwriters and screenplay material; and presenting unique and unmissable live filmmaking events with some of cinema’s top creative talent.
Script Yorkshire is the region’s only support and advocacy organisation for script writers across performance and broadcast media. Run democratically by writers for writers, it puts the needs of members at the very core of its activity, developing both their practice and their industry connections.
Seven Stories is where our rich heritage of British children's books is collected, explored and celebrated. Books are our inspiration for all kinds of exhibitions, activities and events.
A fiction showcase for both readers and authors of short stories.
Society of Authors
The Society of Authors is a non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884, "to protect the rights and further the interests of authors".
The Literary Consultancy
The Literary Consultancy is the UK’s leading manuscript assessment and editorial advice service providing expert and market-aware editorial appraisal. It helps all writers understand the commercial literary market place.
The Literary Platform
The Literary Platform showcases the best in new digital publishing projects.
Women in Publishing
Women in Publishing works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers.
A writing resource of articles and ideas.
writernet is a national UK based organisation, whose mission is to give dramatic writers the tools they need to build better careers and change the culture in which they work.
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is the trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film and video games.
The Writers' Workshop offers first class editorial advice to writers, screen-writers, & poets.
A source of inspiration and feedback to writers, offering support, advice, must-read interviews and articles from top writing names, as well as inside info on the latest writing jobs, opportunities, competitions and news.
Young Writers Hub
The Young Writers' Hub from NAWE is a news-driven resource and information directory for Writers aged between 16 and 25.
Y&NY local authorities
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Craven District Council
Craven District is one of the most beautiful areas in England. About one third of the district is designated Yorkshire Dales National Park, with opportunities for leisurely walking, serious hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, caving.
North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire is England's largest rural county with a population of 595,000 covering 3,000 square miles, and a rich tapestry of natural landscapes, coasts and urban elegance.
Richmondshire District Council
Richmondshire is one of the most sparsely populated district councils in the country, its boundaries stretching from the River Tees to Cumbria. The area is predominantly rural in character and a large part is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Ryedale District Council
Ryedale is a diverse and beautiful area of spectacular scenery, bustling market towns, dale and hill farms, and picturesque villages, nestling between York and the coastline of North Yorkshire. The North York Moors form the northern border of the district and the Yorkshire Wolds the southern limit.
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