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Surrey Hills Arts

Surrey Hills Arts is a partnership between Surrey Arts (Surrey County Council) and the Surrey Hills AONB. Our mission is to connect people to the Surrey Hills through an imaginative arts programme, meaningful engagement and developing our creative community.

Our Values

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:

  • Inspire new audiences & raise Surrey’s profile and sense of place through public art
  • Deliver inclusive arts projects that connect people to the landscape and  strengthen Surrey communities
  • Boost local economy by attracting an arts interested audience
  • Proactively build and engage with a diverse audience including remotely through digital engagement.
  • Promote the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Surrey Hills within a contemporary context
  • Encourage outdoor activity for all promoting health & wellbeing
  • Enlighten visitors to environmental challenges and encourage positive action
  • Work in partnership with internal and external services to create new arts-led opportunities that achieve positive health, education and social outcomes
  • Support and develop local artists of all art forms in creating work relating to the Surrey Hills

Advisory Board

Surrey Hills Arts works closely with an Advisory Board made up of the Watts Gallery, The National Trust, the University for the Creative Arts, Gatton Park Trust, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Parker Harris consultants and Surrey University. Working together we develop the programme for this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Surrey Hills

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.