East Riding Arts

Enjoy art, music, theatre and more

There are lots of ways to get creative across the East Riding. East Riding Arts work with partners to deliver arts events and opportunities to try something new, from visual to performing arts in the East Riding.

Are you an artist?

Find out about grants and how the East Riding Arts Development Team can support you as you develop your artistic skill and career in the industry.

Support for artists

Classically Yours

Classically Yours is an award-winning long-term partnership project between Orchestras Live and East Riding of Yorkshire Council which aims to engage new audiences with orchestral music and provide new opportunities to access high-quality live orchestral music in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

We are delighted to be able to bring you more of the best UK orchestras including Sinfonia Viva, the Hallé Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.

Behind the scenes we’re working with early years, children, schools and care settings to share the joy live music brings.

To keep up to date with the latest news and to get involved, download our current brochure and join Classically Yours on Facebook and Twitter.

Download Classically Yours brochure (PDF 2.25MB)

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East Riding Youth Dance

East Riding Youth Dance is an exciting and inspiring community dance programme within the East Riding for young people aged 8-18 years.

We run weekly sessions in a 10-week programme where participants work closely with professional dance artists, providing a platform for those with little or no previous background in dance to have a fun, energetic and engaging experience.

Participants can grab their dancing shoes and try a range of dance styles including contemporary and street dance whilst developing their creative technique and dance skills.

A highlight of the programme is our annual Platform event, the biggest youth dance platform in the area, where participants can showcase their development across the sessions and their contribution to the group's original dance piece.

Visit the ERYD website

Let's Rock

Let’s Rock is our annual platform for young musicians, produced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Arts Development team in conjunction with Dave Watts.

Watch the Let’s Rock 2023 documentary.

Arts newsletters

Sign up to Arts What’s On for a monthly e-bulletin featuring upcoming arts and cultural events in the East Riding.

Creative professionals

If you are a local creative professional and interested in regular news about job opportunities, funding information, networking opportunities, the East Riding Arts Forum and more, sign up for the news for art creatives.