Our Story

Settle Stories

The home of adventurous storytelling

Our mission is to collaborate with exceptional artists to create transformative experiences for people and communities.

Narrative is at the heart of everything we do.

We collaborate with artists and communities to create transformative experiences that ignite curiosity and reimagine storytelling. We learn from the traditional myths and folktales of our past so we can tell the current, political stories of today.

People visit us in the Dales to step out of the everyday. Our retreats offer creative clarity in a hectic world. Our flagship festival, year-round events and workshops bring international artists to Settle and platforms new, exciting and meaningful art in a rural setting.

We push the boundaries of storytelling. We harness the intimacy of oral storytelling and experiment digitally to reach people of all ages and communities across the world.  We use film, animation, textiles, writing, music, visual arts and more.

Narrative is the glue that holds this charity together.

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Who's Who

Find out all about those behind Settle Stories.


The artists we have worked with.


We’re currently recruiting Trustees and for storytellers.

Aims & Values

Find out more about what we stand for.

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