Arts Partnership Surrey

Arts Partnership Surrey is a strategic alliance of nine local councils working together to shape and deliver a cultural offering for Surrey that addresses social, economic, learning and health needs.

Our priorities for 2018 - 2022 are

Health and wellbeing
We want to work with key partners to develop projects that protect and support mental wellbeing and reduce social isolation for Surrey residents and carers.

We will raise the profile of arts in Surrey and how they contribute to health and wellbeing

Supporting Surrey-based artists and organisations ensuring creativity thrives
Developing opportunities for skill development and encouraging arts practice in social and community settings, particularly with hard to reach groups.

Championing contemporary arts practice across art form and promoting excellence

Widening access
We want to ensure that more people in Surrey access and enjoy high-quality arts provision, with an emphasis on those that often face barriers to accessing the arts such as very young children and their families, older adults, young people from challenging circumstances, people with disabilities and those suffering economic hardship.

Advocating the wide-ranging benefits of participating and engaging in the arts

Place shaping
We want to work with communities to create arts activity that celebrates place and addresses local need.

Supporting the development of high-quality art in outdoor spaces that engages with people, is free to access for all and that celebrates our unique and beautiful landscape. 

Supporting high quality art in unusual spaces