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The Thirsk Weekly News is a family-owned paper for Thirsk and the surrounding area

Thirsk charity secures three-year funding from Arts Council England ...






19th November, 2022.


Thirsk-based Rural Arts has been offered three years of annual funding from Arts Council England, one of only 7 organizations in North Yorkshire to join the funder’s prestigious National Portfolio for 2023-2026.

This investment will support the organization to continue its mission of enriching lives and connecting communities across North Yorkshire.

Rural Arts runs a diverse range of outreach activities for vulnerable and isolated people, programmes 70 professional performances a year in community venues, and runs The Courthouse, the award-winning arts centre in Thirsk.

Rural Arts is also one of select organizations nationally, and the only organization in North Yorkshire, to receive an uplift to their previous funding agreement, which will enable their work in Selby and Redcar and Cleveland, two priority places identified by both Arts Council England and central government.........

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