Creative Residencies was a three year project during which professional artists led a series of participatory art workshops in eight local library settings across North Yorkshire Library to produce new art works.
The Creative Residencies project is a partnership project between North Yorkshire County Council Libraries, Youth Services and NYMAZ, supported by and funded in part by The Arts Council England.
Over three years, 24 artists from different creative backgrounds and arts disciplines were based as artists in residence at eight North Yorkshire libraries and worked with local residents, library users and other community members on a range of artistic projects.
The aim of the project was to widen participation in artistic activity, raise the profile of libraries and engage with children, families and older people to develop intergenerational projects that were fun and inspiring.
The first year invited artists to work at Ingleton Library and Eastfield Library, the second Pickering Library and Sherburn in Elmet Library, and the third year Leyburn Library, Catterick Garrison Library, Stokesley Library and Bilton and Woodfield Community Library.