We work with numerous local, national and international artists exploring arts in a rural context and what the term means for the artists, communities and society. Projects, whilst rooted in the local, have garnered much national and international acclaim including Ground Up and Shifting Ground, both curated by Fiona Woods. Fiona Woods also managed Verge a local authority partnership project culminating in a publication and rural arts symposium.

The arts office develops ongoing partnerships and relationships with the artists and organisations shaping the delivery of rural art projects countywide. Current projects and programmes include:


Arts in a rural context also inform and inspire work in other areas such as