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Surrey Arts e-newsletter

Get all the exciting news about Surrey Arts and the Surrey Music Hub sent direct to your email inbox by signing up to our e-newsletter, published at least three times per year (and free!); take a look at the current issue.

Our aims

Surrey Arts aims to develop visual arts opportunities for artists of all ages and abilities. We work with local artists and arts organisations to increase participation and initiate projects.

Visual art workshops

We hold an extensive database of local visual artists experienced in running workshops in a variety of settings. Artists range from feltmakers, sculptors, glass artists and printmakers. Whether we manage the workshops ourselves or source the artists on behalf of other organisations, the emphasis is on creativity, inclusion and learning new skills.

Surrey artists

To be part of the Surrey Artists database, please complete a Surrey Artists Database Questionnaire. If you would like to see how we use your personal data please read our Privacy Notice.

Artists will receive regular emails providing details of jobs, exhibition and commission opportunities, training and events.

Arts Clubs

Surrey Arts run arts workshops using local artists with a variety of art forms. There are sessions for the whole community from pre-school to adults.

Surrey Artists Open Studios (SAOS)

SAOS is the largest visual arts event in Surrey offering the public a chance to meet artists in their studios, see them at work, buy artwork, take part in workshops and view taster exhibitions. In June 2018 19,000 visitors saw the work of 271 artists with 163 venues open to the public.

Summer open studios: Dates for 2020 available soon

There is a huge variety of work to see from painting to jewellery and sculpture to textiles. Join our mailing list via the Surrey Open Studios website and receive up to date information on news and events linked to Surrey Open Studios.

Call for artists and crafts people in Surrey

If you are interested in publicising your artwork, networking with other artists, gaining access to opportunities and creative events, and gaining the opportunity to sell your work direct to the public, then join SAOS! We are a member organisation supporting artists in Surrey and its borders. Fee £45. Renewal for SAOS membership is 1 November but you can join at any time throughout the year.

Wishing to participate in our Summer open studios event?

SAOS provide an affordable platform to promote your work direct to the public, gain feedback and to

be a part of a county wide event. To participate you are required to be a paid member of SAOS and deadline for the summer event is early January prior to the following summer Open Studios dates. For more information and to sign up contact Surrey Artists Open Studios Coordinator at or call 01483 519285 or visit the Surrey Open Studios website.

Public art

Surrey Arts researches and delivers public art initiatives across the county. Surrey Arts public art projects have included Inspiring Views, Garden Journeys, Contemporary Art in the Surrey Landscape and Imagination Pods and you can download details of these projects from this page.

If you would like to register your interest then please contact us.

Further information

  • Visual Arts Officer, Surrey Arts
  • Tel: 01483 519280 or 01483 519285 (Open Studios)
  • Email:

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