The Big Give Christmas Challenge

12 noon Tuesday 28 November – 12 noon Tuesday 5 December 2017

Thank you to everyone who has kindly supported this year's Big Give Christmas Challenge. We have raised £49,946 towards our target of £50,000 thanks to your help! The Big Issues Project will continue to transform lives offering new skills, qualifications and rehabilitation.


At the heart of everything we do at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is the ethos that art should be for everyone. Our outreach project, The Big Issues, works with partner organisations to make a difference in the lives of those most in need in our community - reaching out to people from all walks of life: schools, children, young people, families and adult learners and to some of the most isolated and disadvantaged people in our society.

Make it happen

Your support will enable us to offer 100 artist-led workshops to 1,000 vulnerable young people and adults over 12 months, culminating in the display of their artwork at Big Issues Exhibition.

“Art rocks, shocks, soothes, heals, gives life to broken minds, hearts and souls"

The Big Issues Project transforms lives. It offers new skills, a qualification and rehabilitation.

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Experimenting with drawing in thread

Artwork from HMP Send.

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Lost in the Present, Hope for the Future

Artwork from HMP YOI Bronzefield.

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Love, Life and Freedom