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

Extending Practice/Celebrating Place

The success of Inspired by Heritage encouraged Chrysalis to develop this model for an ambitious project which combined commissions with mentoring support.

Extending Practice/Celebrating Place took place between 2010 and 2012. It offered commissions to ten North Yorkshire artists, working in different artforms, to produce a piece of work celebrating an aspect of North Yorkshire life, heritage, landscape or culture. There was a programme of sustained mentoring in place for these artists, and this was extended to a further thirteen artists whose work included music, writing and theatre as well as the visual arts and crafts. Overall eleven visual artists took part in the project.

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Artists who took part in Extending Practice/Celebrating Place

Artists that took part in Extending Practice/Celebrating Place project

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“It was extremely useful to have this extended time to discuss the work and where it is going and, overall the funding has had a big impact on my work, allowing me the freedom to experiment without the pressure of a project to complete by a specific deadline.”  Tessa Bunney