Surrey Hills Arts
Surrey Hills Arts is a partnership between Surrey Arts, Surrey County Council and the Surrey Hills AONB. It aims to engage and inspire people in the outstanding natural landscape through an imaginative programme across the arts, promoting heritage, health and tourism. Over the past fifteen years, we have delivered innovative landscape projects engaging local communities and developing emerging artists.
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
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.
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.