The Big Give Christmas Challenge is back! We're raising money to support our Art for All Community Learning Programme.

For every £1 you give to our charity between 30 November and 7 December, your donation will be matched by another £1. That means every online donation will be DOUBLED.

Help us to raise £50,000 this Christmas and give the gift of Art for All to thousands of people in Surrey.

Just as Mary Watts invited the local community into her studio-home to learn new creative skills and promote new social enterprise, Watts Gallery Trust works in partnership with local charities, organisations and prisons to offer artist-led workshops to young people and adults. The programme enables the development of new and transferable skills, qualifications, employment and rehabilitation.

Since 2008 over 3,000 people have participated in workshops and exhibited their art in the annual Art for All exhibition. The Art for All Season 2021 features the artwork and thoughts of over 300 participants, displayed on banners in our woodlands.

Your donation will make it possible to continue this programme of art for our local communities, helping us continue the vision of G F and Mary Watts who believed in the transformative power of art and in empowering and uniting communities through artistic practice.

For every donation - no matter how big or small - we will send you a unique A5 art card, featuring an artwork by someone who has taken part in this year's programme.

"Coming together for these workshops over the last year has been a lifeline – a moment to forget about my worries and focus on better things. When I’m making art, I feel so happy, like it opens up a different space in my head" - Art for All Community Programme Participant

Watts Gallery Trust works in partnership with Amber Foundation, DAiSY (Disability in the Arts Surrey), Halow, HMP Send, HMP YOI Bronzefield, HMP YOI Feltham, Opportunities, Park Barn Centre, Star Project, Surrey County Council Youth Services, Surrey Young Carers, Syrian Refugees, User Voice and the Women's Support Centre in Woking.