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

Professional Development for Artists & Makers in 2018

Advice Sessions

As part of our Art Connections professional development training, we are launching a new programme of support for visual artists in 2018. This will include:   Greening Arts Practice A new professional development programme to support artists’ practice and engagement with climate change and related environmental and sustainability issues. Chrysalis Arts Development is launching a new programme of talks and discussions incorporating a diverse range of approaches to art, ecological … Read More →

1:1 Advice Sessions for Artists


19 October, The Art Depot, Gargrave Cost: £25 / £15 unwaged or emerging artists – within first three years of practice.  FULLY BOOKED As part of the Contemporary Artists in Rural Contexts training and development programme, Chrysalis Arts will be running advice sessions focussed on developing your project idea for a funding application or opportunity such as an exhibition, residency or commission. Areas for advice could include:  Defining your project: … Read More →

Rural Contexts Seminar II


Thursday 12 October, 2017 11am – 4.15pm Victoria Hall, Settle Cost: £35 Discounted cost for unwaged and emerging artists* £28. Buffet lunch included in the cost.  *within first three years of practice This is the second in a series of training and development events organised by Chrysalis Arts which will explore how artists working in rural environments or with rural themes are developing new platforms and approaches to visual arts practice. … Read More →



Chrysalis Arts have developed and received funding for a new project as part of our Slow Art strand. Fabric of Place is a community based, artist in residence project, based in a specific area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park – Reeth, and the surrounding area of Swaledale – and draws upon themes of placemaking and local distinctiveness.  The two-year project will pilot a creative process that allows sufficient time for participating … Read More →


Heart Beater

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe 19 Jan – 24 Mar 2018 Come and enjoy a taste of Art Unpacked’s new exhibition, a celebration of the makers and tinkerers who explore movement in their art. Featuring a range of sculptures, from beautifully simple wooden automata to bespoke machines and homemade robotics, Marvellous Mechanicals will engage and inspire all ages.   Marvellous Mechanicals is part of Art Unpacked, a series of touring exhibitions created by Chrysalis Arts.