Ryedale District Council


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The Creative Economy has been recognised as an important economic driver in Ryedale. We believe that this sector is important to our residents' quality of life and also in enhancing our visitors' experience. A significant number of people are employed in this sector – many in small or micro-enterprises – and it generates important inward investment to the area.

For any general queries and for more information, please submit an Enquiry Form.


There is a creative economy budget which is used to commission activity on an annual basis. A number of small and pilot commissions can also be funded each year through an open process. If you think you might be interested in applying for a small/pilot commission, please submit an Enquiry Form.

Each commission must deliver on the current objectives for the development of the Creative Economy in Ryedale. These are:

  • Working towards the concept of 'hubs' for creative economy activity in Ryedale, with potential to develop this at existing centres in the north and south of the District. The provision of a virtual hub should also be progressed
  • A greater link between the creative and visitor economy should be sought, to improve the economic benefit of arts and heritage to the locality
  • Support should be provided for creative individuals, businesses and enterprises to foster business growth
  • Support should be provided to allow social enterprises to develop new audiences (contributing to economic sustainability moving forward)
  • A small-scale grant scheme should continue, to provide support for new, innovative projects or pump priming projects
  • Enterprises are encouraged to work collaboratively to improve joint action and reduce duplication


Bringing arts to your own community (PDF, 1 page, 212kb)

Developing your audience (PDF, 2 pages, 300kb)

Evaluating your project (PDF, 2 pages, 296kb)

How do I sell my work? (PDF, 3 pages, 311kb)

How to pay artists (PDF, 2 pages, 301kb)

How to write a business plan (PDF, 2 pages, 303kb)

Insurance (PDF, 2 pages, 380kb)

Organising an event (PDF, 3 pages, 313kb)

Publicising and marketing an event (PDF, 2 pages, 379kb)

Putting your budget together (PDF, 2 pages, 297kb)

Resources (PDF, 1 page, 191kb)

Writing a funding application (PDF, 2 pages, 304kb)

Writing a press release (PDF, 1 page, 290kb)



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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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