The working partnership between Crescent Arts and Scarborough Museums and Galleries is an Arts Council England funded initiative that aims to develop Scarborough as a centre for excellence for the visual arts. The partnership reflects both a new strategic priorities for Scarborough Museums and Galleries to support the creative industries in Scarborough, and Crescent Arts’ recently revised vision and mission to nurture diverse artistic talent, connect people to art and artists, and make contemporary visual arts publicly accessible.
With kind thanks to Arts Council England, the plans and ambitions for our future programme are as follows:
– Deliver an exhibition programme at Woodend Gallery on Scarborough’s historic Crescent, with a complementary programme of events and workshops.
– Establish a talent development programme for aspiring artists working in the borough of Scarborough, supporting them through research trips, workshops and mentorships to pursue a career in the visual arts.
– Launch Coastal North Collective, a series of conversations between galleries along both the north-west and north-east coasts that will seek to explore the shared challenges and issues facing artists in those areas. This will be delivered in partnership with Arts Council England.