Strategic partnerships are central to our working practice and we have worked extensively with North Yorkshire County Council, Lancashire County Council, district councils, national parks, heritage organisations, higher education establishments and with other arts organisations both within the UK and internationally.

Our international work has led to the development of particularly strong links with rurally based partners in Finland and Sweden and we continue to build on these collaborations to benefit both individual artists and the wider sector.

We have a strong track record in developing inspirational international opportunities for artists through residencies, joint projects, seminars and exhibitions.


Recent partnerships include:

York St John University
We have an ongoing partnership with York St John University offering emerging artists professional development training, live project opportunities and graduate awards.


We worked with Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC) to take the work of three North Yorkshire based artists who work in textiles to Sweden. Angela Chalmers, Barbara Greene and Serena Partridge’s work featured alongside work by Swedish artists as part of the ‘show me your craft’ exhibition.

show me your craft exhibition flyer in situ, Sweden
Film students, York St John University
Konsthantverkscentrum, Sweden