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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 Visual aims to support visual arts opportunities for 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 contact us for a Surrey Artists Database Questionnaire. Artists will receive regular emails providing details of jobs, training and events. Each February we run a Surrey Artists Network event with speakers and break-out sessions. This provides an ideal opportunity to meet other local artists, and to gain useful information and advice. We also hold termly Visual Art Advice surgeries: please contact us for advice and a form. 

Surrey contemporary arts

Surrey Contemporary Arts brings together inspiring artists whose work demonstrates enquiry, reflection or concept. Surrey Arts facilitates regular networking events and opportunities that encourage collaboration between the different art forms leading to a greater public engagement with the work and increased exposure for the artists. See www.surreycontemporaryarts.co.uk

Surrey artists open studios

The biggest visual arts event in Surrey offering the public a chance to meet artists, see them at work, buy artwork, take part in workshops and view taster exhibitions. There are studios open in our annual June and Christmas events all across Surrey and on our borders including Kingston and Croydon.

Summer Open Studios:  Saturday 3 June - Sunday 18 June 2017

There is a huge variety of work to see from painting to jewellery and sculpture to textiles. Join our mailing list at www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk 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 unique 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?

An affordable platform to promote your work direct to the public, gain feedback, potentially sell your work and 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 saosandopenstudios@yahoo.co.uk or call 01483 519285 or visit our website www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk

Public art

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

Further information

  • Visual Arts Officer, Surrey Arts
  • Tel: 01483 519280 or 01483 519285 (Open Studios)
  • Email: sa.visual@surreycc.gov.uk

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