Operating since 2017, Craven Arts is an artist led organisation formed by a group of highly

committed and experienced artists who live and work in the Craven area.

Our aim is to create a centre for contemporary arts in Skipton. 

This will be the Craven Arts House.

We are in the process of repurposing a Victorian school to become a first class creative

workshop and studio facility. This is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.

We have received funding from Craven District Council, Heritage Action Zone and Architectural Heritage Fund. More information about Craven Arts House and our funders can be found in our News Blog.


The building is being refurbished with strong green credentials reflecting the ethos of Craven

Arts, and will provide secure cycle storage, community gardens, nesting for birds and a charging point for electric vehicles.


We offer and promote opportunities for the Craven community to meet and connect with artists; participate in workshops and see exhibitions by Craven's established and emerging visual artists. We hold exhibitions, events and workshops that everyone is welcome to attend.


By providing arts facilities for creation, professional development, education and training we will make Craven a better place to live both culturally and economically.


Craven Arts has three existing locations in central Skipton:

■Craven Arts Studio Shop @ 7a Otley St, Skipton, BD23 1DY

■Craven Arts Hub @ 89 Caroline Square, Skipton, BD23 1DA (the old TSB)

■Craven Arts @ Mill Bridge Gallery, 3 Mill Bridge, Skipton, BD23 1NJ


If you are interested in membership or supporting membership, follow the link here.

Craven Arts is a charitable incorporated organisation and is managed by a board of trustees.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso