The event will bring together a range of people working or volunteering in Ryedale’s cultural industries, including artists and craftspeople, arts administrators, cultural promoters and museum curators.
Delegates will hear about the projects and initiatives that are planned for Ryedale and how to access funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. They will also help to shape Ryedale District Council’s new arts and culture action plan for the district.
Esther Graham, Ryedale District Council’s new Arts and Events Officer, has organised the event. She said:
“Having a strong arts and culture sector is great for Ryedale’s visitor economy but – perhaps even more importantly – it contributes to the quality of life for our residents, and is part of what makes Ryedale a great place to live.
“There’s already a great deal of cultural activity happening in Ryedale – but we want to develop that even further, and there are some exciting plans in the pipeline. We’ll be sharing some of those plans at the event, and encouraging people to get involved.”
The Culture Forum is for art practitioners, arts and culture workers and those who volunteer in the sector. It takes place in the Learning Centre at North York Moors Railway Station in Pickering on 30 March, 10am-1pm. Anyone wishing to attend must register in advance at www.culture-forum.eventbrite.co.uk