Craven Arts is a new artist-led organization 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 Visual Arts in Skipton where we can offer affordable studio and workshop spaces for local artist to create artwork; develop artistic skills and make a livelihood as an artist.

In tandem we will provide 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.

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 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