Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing a range of services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond.


About Art Connections

art-depotArt Connections was established in 2002 as a service providing marketing, information, professional development and other opportunities for visual artists based in York and North Yorkshire. Activities include a diverse range of visual arts projects, commissions, specialist training programmes and individual mentoring and advice.

Art Connections is run by Chrysalis Arts, an arts development agency based in Gargrave, North Yorkshire. Chrysalis is a portfolio client of Arts Council England and also raises funds from many other sources to support the visual arts.

Where we are

The Art Depot
Eshton Road
BD23 3SE

Tel: 01756 478529

Email: [email protected]



Art Connections team

Christine Keogh – Team Leader

Christine is a Director of Chrysalis Arts. She set up Art Connections and now develops new projects and leads on artists’ support programmes and international work.
Tel: 01756 748529
Email: [email protected]

Rick Faulkner

Rick is a founder and Director of Chrysalis Arts involved in project management, partnership and strategic development initiatives for the visual arts.
Email: [email protected]

France-Leigh Hadrysiak

France-Leigh is a freelance Project Manager & Communications specialist working across Chrysalis Arts projects.
Email: [email protected]

Sara Trentham-Black

Sara is Project Manager for the Art Unpacked project and works on fundraising and development. Sara also delivers training and advice sessions as part of our ongoing programme of practice-based support.
Email: [email protected]


Additional freelancers who work on a regular basis with Art Connections includes: Grace Whowell, curator and crafts specialist and Martyn Lucas, Fine Art curator, educator and artist.