Art Connections

Art Connections

Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing support for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and other northern areas. Activities include specialist training programmes, online resources and individual mentoring and advice for professional visual artists.

Key strands of Art Connections CPD work is targeted to provide career development support for young and emerging artists, improve support for the constituency of older artists in North Yorkshire and invest more resources in supporting contemporary rural arts practice and environmental sustainability.



with Fine Art Curator, Educator, Artist and Exhibitions and Events Co-ordinator at West Yorkshire Print Workshop: Martyn Lucas 

A chance to discuss your work and practice with an experienced curator. Each session lasts approximately 45mins and after the session you will receive notes on what was discussed. Places are limited – early booking is advised.

Cost: £30 full price / £15 concessions*

*Concessions apply to emerging artists ( under 25) over 60s and artists on low incomes.

To book, please fill out and send the form below to: [email protected] or contact Kaitlyn at 01756 748529


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.

“Great discussion & very interesting talk by Rebecca Chesney. Enjoyed ’round table’ format.”  Artist feedback

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.


Chrysalis Arts has an outstanding track record in supporting the development of artists’ talent in rural areas and in promoting innovation in rural arts practice. Chrysalis has also been involved in exploring and promoting the role of the visual arts within climate change and environmental sustainability for over ten years and is a designated Arts Council England lead organisation in Environmental Sustainability.

We have launched a new, two-year programme for Artists & Makers to support two areas of professional development:

– the development of emerging talent in early career artists

and / or

– the development of new skills and artistic innovation in Rural and Green Arts Practice.

More info on the Bursary & Mentoring opportunity here >>


To register interest in the mentoring and sustainability opportunities, contact: [email protected] / 01756 748529

Gemma Burditt: The Art of Milk

“This is a fantastic opportunity for an artist working alone to be able to discuss work with another professional who has a lot of knowledge and good analytical advice.” Recipient artist

“What I enjoy is Chrysalis Arts helping us to aspire to ART rather than art. The international element is most welcome.” Seminar delegate

“The Finding Your Feet sessions were practical and focused on timely and relevant information – with lots of information compiled for students to access after.” Helen Turner, Director, Fine Art YSJ