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



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 →



North Yorkshire Open Studios enables artists and makers to open their studios, meet, promote and sell their work direct to the public, over the first two weekends in June. Exhibitions, master classes, workshops and other activities contribute to a large-scale high quality contemporary arts event for a national and regional audience. The event is in its twelfth year and has grown incrementally to become one of the major events in … Read More →



Art Unpacked is a series of touring art exhibitions curated and managed by Chrysalis Arts. The exhibitions tour to an evolving network of around nine small venues in North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, East Lancashire and North East Lincolnshire. Art Unpacked is designed to bring new, high quality, contemporary art and craft to rural and disadvantaged urban audiences. There is an accompanying programme of professional development for the … Read More →