Our Charity

Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity. There are many ways to get involved- as a volunteer, Adopter, Friend, Patron or Exhibition Circle member. We rely on this generosity to give Watts Gallery - Artists' Village and its unique Collection a future that is as valuable and inspirational as its past.

You can find out more about the dedicated Trustees who volunteer their time to Watts Gallery Trust and read our latest Annual Report by clicking here.

The Economic and Social Impact of Arts in Surrey.

A recent study by the University of Surrey, in partnership with the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Compton, and The Lightbox gallery and museum, Woking.

The research was carried out between March and July 2020, by Professor Gang Li, Professor Caroline Scarles, Dr Jason Chen and Dr Anyu Liu from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, and reflects levels of pre-Covid spending and attendance. It comprises two parts, social and economic, bringing together survey data collected directly from attendees to each organisation, in combination with interviews conducted with groups using the venues for additional community-related activities.

Read the full report here

The Economic and Social Impact of Arts in Surrey Download

G F and Mary Watts founded this unique place. Today we continue to share their story and welcome you to engage, be inspired and create.

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Mission and vision

We are committed actively to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion in the museum and visual arts sectors

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Diversity & Inclusion

Discovery | Authenticity | Community | Welcoming | Art for All | Excellence

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Values

The Watts Story

Discover more about the life and works of the founders of Watts Gallery, G F and Mary Watts.

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Environmental Sustainability

We are striving to become a front runner for environmentally sustainable practice among museums in the South East.

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Resources

Art for All: A report on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Read Dr Helen Bowcock's latest report (2019) on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.

Art for All: A report on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Dr Helen Bowcock (2019) Download


Art for All: Inspiring, Learning and Transforming

Read Dr Helen Bowcock's report (2017) on the social impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.

Art for All: Inspiring, Learning and Transforming, Dr Helen Bowcock (2017) Download

Delight in Watts

Evaluation Report Academic Year 2017-18.

Delight in Watts Evaluation Report 2017-18 Download

The Economic Impact of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

A report by the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey.

The Economic Impact of Watts Gallery - Artists Village Download

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