Ilkley Arts is a registered charity and has been running the highly successful Art Trail since 2010. Last year’s Trail showcased over 60 artists and took place across 25 venues in and around Ilkley. In addition to the Trail Ilkley Arts also has a studio space which is just about to locate to the beautiful central location of the Ilkley Manor House courtyard. In this location we will run a studio/workshop space as well as a meeting space for artists to come together to collaborate, create and learn together.
We are hoping to expand the offer we make to individuals suffering with mental health issues and memory problems and will play an active role in the social prescribing agenda locally.
Ilkley Arts works in close partnership with a number of creative organisations in Ilkley such as the Ilkley Literature Festival, the Manor House Trust, Bradford School of Art and Art School Ilkley.
We support and sponsor local artists to promote their work through exhibitions both in the studio space and in the Manor House itself.