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Arts Development in Craven

The Council's Arts Development service supports, networks, promotes and offers advice to anyone interested in delivering and developing arts activities in Craven.

Craven District is home to a wealth of cultural organisations, enterprises and activities which contribute to its rich sense of place. Our aim is to ensure that residents and visitors have access to a range of arts engagement experiences involving professional and amateur artists, and that our cultural enterprises receive as much support as possible.

Our Arts Development service supports arts and cultural activities primarily through:

  • Signposting enterprises to agencies and programmes specialising in providing dedicated business advice
  • Advising cultural organisations and groups on their development, new activities and applying for funding
  • Enabling village venues to provide live performance through Rural Arts On Tour, and to develop livestreaming programmes of activity
  • Providing a free comprehensive Events Management Guide with practical examples and checklists for organising an event.

For more information, please email arts@cravendc.gov.uk or call the Arts Development Officer on 01756 706408.