York has welcomed a new guild to recognise York’s thriving creative community and those who support them.

The Guild of Media Arts joins the seven other ancient guilds in the city and is the first of its kind in the UK. With a mission to unlock the full benefits of UNESCO designation and to champion York’s growing creative credentials, the Guild is hoping to inspire a new generation of creative adventurers in the city and drive continued growth in the sector. Its members are the driving force behind the new Mediale international festival and the Digital Adventurers initiative.


Benefits of joining.

  • Invitations to quarterly Guild meetings and guest talks

  • Networking with fellow creatives and businesses of all sizes

  • Shape and collaborate on major international arts projects

  • Support from peers and experts to enhance your creative practice

  • Be the first to hear about exclusive commissions and events

  • Influence the future York you want to live and work in