Who We Are

Rural Arts

Rural Arts is a registered charity that delivers inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities. Working across 3,500 square miles of England’s largest county, our vision is creativity in every community in North Yorkshire.

We provide over 400 events and activities each year at The Courthouse, North Yorkshire’s only professionally run cross-discipline arts centre, which is also home to an award-winning café, an artisan shop, and rooms to hire.

We programme 70 professional performances per year in rural venues and lead a range of wellbeing and employment programmes to support vulnerable people. Rural Arts was founded in 1993 and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Find out more at www.ruralarts.org

North Yorkshire Youth

North Yorkshire Youth is a registered charity and exists to ‘To help children and young people realise their full potential by enhancing and improving our range of learning and development opportunities’.

That was the vision of our founders, way back in 1941, and it’s still our aim today.

We provide opportunities for children and young people to learn and grow by:

  • Supporting youth work in North Yorkshire communities
  • Providing adventurous activities from Carlton Lodge Activity Centre
  • Providing training opportunities for young people and those who work with them.

Here you can find our Youth Directories, there’s a booklet for each area in North Yorkshire to help you find what’s on for young people near you: http://www.nyy.org.uk/youth/youth-directories

Find out more at www.nyy.org.uk. and www.carltonlodge.org.uk

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