Surrey Hills Arts
Surrey Hills Arts is a partnership between Surrey Arts (Surrey County Council) and the Surrey Hills National Landscape. Our mission is to connect people to the Surrey Hills through an imaginative arts programme, meaningful engagement and developing our creative community.
Quality – of arts delivery, meaningful engagement and impactful outcomes.
Innovation – nurturing the experimentation, growth and development of artists.
Environmental – in our approach to our projects and the places where we work.
Inclusive – in collaborating with artists, partners and communities.
Our Aims are to:
- Deliver inclusive contemporary arts projects that proactively build diverse audiences that connect to the history, geology & characteristics of the landscape.
- Work in partnership with internal and external services to develop arts-led opportunities that achieve positive health, education and social outcomes.
- Advocate positive action and a greater understanding to environmental challenges through direct engagement in community settings.
- Support and develop local artists of all art forms in creating work relating to the landscape
Surrey Hills Arts works closely with a Partnership Board who act in an advisory role to guide the programme and ensure we maintain our strong vision and fulfil our objectives.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Great Landscape Value.
Surrey Hills is a 422 km² Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which covers one quarter of the county of Surrey, England. The AONB was designated in 1958 and adjoins the Kent Downs AONB to the east and the South Downs National Park in the south west.