Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Rural Culture project worked throughout Craven to develop new ideas for accessible cultural activity within the district’s communities.

Through working in partnership with other rural venues, community groups, creative practitioners and regional organisations, the project championed everyday creativity around the district, exploring how this might help to combat rural and social isolation in a sustainable way.

The work included experimenting with a diverse programme to connect rural communities around the district, including installations and pop-up arts events in non-traditional spaces and creating a better understanding of the principles of co-production and co-curation through training and consultation.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants is an open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects, funded by the National Lottery. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.