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 also promotes and sells work by selected York and North Yorkshire artists both via our online shop and via North Yorkshire Open Studios.

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.
Tel: 01756 749222
Email: [email protected]

France-Leigh Hadrysiak

France-Leigh is a freelance Project Manager & Communications specialist and is currently working on the North Yorkshire Open Studios event, Art Connections and Creative North Yorkshire projects.
Tel: 01756 748529
Email: [email protected]

Sara Trentham-Black

Sara is Coordinator for the Art Unpacked project. Sara has also worked with Chrysalis on a number of other projects including North Yorkshire Open Studios and the Geo Art Cache project.
Tel: 01756 748529
Email: [email protected]

Grace Whowell

Grace is a freelance curator. She has delivered training and mentoring for several Art Connections programmes and has curated some of our exhibitions. Grace will be delivering training for that project on curatorial skills.