Strategic partnerships are central to our working practice. We have worked extensively with North Yorkshire County Council, Lancashire County Council, District Councils, National Parks, Museums and Heritage organisations, Universities and with other arts and environmental professionals both within the UK and internationally.

Our international work has led to the development of strong links with rurally based partners in Finland, Sweden, Ireland and other parts of Europe. We continue to build on these relationships to benefit both individual artists and the wider sector.

A group of young people standing in a forest and  looking at a man speaking
York St John Fine Art students visiting Marton Wood
Chrysalis Arts in partnership with North Yorkshire County Record Office for the project Unfolding Origins

Partner with Us

We believe that by working together, we can achieve  more  for both audiences and artists in constructive and exciting ways. While we’re firmly rooted in our rural setting in North Yorkshire, we are open to extending the reach of our work more widely through partnerships and other forms of collaboration.

If you’d like to discuss possible partnerships with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Current & Recent Partnerships

North Yorkshire County Council

We have worked a great deal with North Yorkshire County Council on a diverse variety of projects and sector development initiatives. Our past programme includes ‘Unfolding Origins’, an artist in residence project based on a collaboration with North Yorkshire County Records Office. Other recent projects involved collaborations with Libraries across North Yorkshire, Lancashire and further afield.

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.

Naas Gallery, West Sweden
Algarden Printmaking Centre, Sweden

International Partners

Our international collaborations include joint touring exhibitions, artist exchanges and opportunities to share knowledge of professional practice. We have worked extensively with artists and arts organisations in Sweden, Finland and Ireland.

A group of people standing at a table and looking at printed historic maps of Marton Wood.
Marton Wood event at Memorial Hall in Marton cum Grafton

Galleries, Museums, Community Venues & Organisations

We work with a wide range of community venues and organisations, including in rural locations across North Yorkshire, in order to engage with diverse and isolated audiences.