Local music festival organisers have been awarded a grant of £41k from Arts Council England to help develop their brand and support their programme of activities.
Musicport is the UK's biggest indoor world music festival, held each October/ November in Whitby and now in its 14th year.
Musicport is hosting a party night on August 2 at Whitby Pavilion with DJs and live music in the café.
New additions to the festival line-up in October include comedian Mitch Benn, Eduardo Niebla (Spain), Maia , The Hut People & Mim Suleiman (Zanzibar).
Another new feature at the festival will be the SolCinema, the worlds smallest cinema (pictured), where an audience of 8 are treated with red carpet, usherettes and popcorn to a cinematic experience for short films in a beautifully converted caravan.