Ilkley Arts

An artist-led charitable organization with a mission to celebrate and promote the arts. 

Based in Ilkley in Wharfedale, Ilkley Arts supports the creative pursuits of both emerging and established artists. 

It runs a membership scheme, supporting its members with bursaries, workshops, open studio events and pop-up exhibitions and has established networking opportunities for local artists, as well as supporting a youth scholarship in partnership with Art School Ilkley. It also hosts an online selling platform for its members at

Ilkley Arts runs a creative residency, ‘Artist in the Attic’, providing affordable short-term working space for creatives and has studio space available for one-off hire for running creative workshops and independent pop-up exhibitions. In addition to these activities, Ilkley Arts co-ordinates exhibiting opportunities for participation beyond its own membership. 

More information can be found at and you can follow us on Instagram @ilkleyarts.

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Upcoming events

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    Ilkley Arts Open Exhibition 2023

      Ilkley Manor House  |    Exhibition  |    16/09/2023 to 15/10/2023

    TAKE TIME: Ilkley Arts Open Exhibition 2023. Presenting outstanding work by artists from across the UK. Hosted by Ilkley Manor House.

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