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Commissions Performances

Castle Gateway

June - December 2019

In June 2019, three York-based creatives were commissioned to develop major projects on Castle Gateway.

The projects form part of City of York Council’s consultation on the city centre space, using sound, light and dance to reference the past whilst looking to the future of the iconic site.

An open call for York-based artists was put out earlier in the year, and an independent panel of local and national experts selected the best projects to receive part of a £40,000 fund to realise the ambitious plans.

The projects use art in different ways to engage the local community and prompt further discussion about improving the Castle Gateway area, which stretches from the Ouse to Fossgate, including the Eye of York and Castle Car Park.

Out of a host of applications, three stood out for their unique approach to the project: York Dance Space, Kaizen Arts in collaboration with English Heritage and Common Ground Theatre in collaboration with Hannah Bruce and Co.

Take a look at the free events below!

Castle Gateway — York Mediale

Castle Gateway Events

“Castle Gateway sits at the heart of the city, and it is incredibly exciting that we are handing over the space to York residents to show us some of the potential of the site. There is a real opportunity here to imagine and prototype ideas for the future of a newly developed, but historically significant, public space.”

Tom Higham

Creative Director, York Mediale

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Funded through Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool, which allows local authorities to retain growth in business rates for local investment.