1 Jul 2019 - 13:36 BY

Rural Arts is a Thirsk based charitable organisation which aims to provide creative opportunities in rural North Yorkshire. Founded in 1992 it now has a a strong network of community venues and volunteers.  The Thirsk Old Courthouse HQ has a shop, cafe and gallery.  We offered to help fund a gallery apprentice as one of the diverse things we do as your Arts Society, having previously helped them to purchase display equipment.  Committee Chair Lizzie Johnston writes:-

On behalf of your Committee I am pleased to announce that together with Hambleton DC we have embarked on a £5000 sponsorship towards a Gallery Apprentice at the Rural Arts Gallery, Thirsk. After selection, apprentice Laura began at the gallery in June and has settled in well as a personable member of the team. At the end of her year she will have gained plenty of valuable experience from being part of this busy community hub which offers exhibitions, courses, artefacts and as well as jolly good soup. Under this sponsorship Laura will study for, and hopefully obtain some useful curatorial qualifications.   Look out for news on Laura’s progress.

Having developed a good working relationship with this thriving gallery after holding our Arts Fest exhibition there in 2018, we would encourage members to keep an eye out for interesting events  at so hurry on down!


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