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The Art in the Landscape Project

We have been successful in securing a £15,000 from the Arts Council England to help AONBs build a nationwide programme of inspiring, thought-provoking artworks set in some of the UK's most iconic landscapes. We'll be working on this over the course of 2019/2020. 

Our first piece of work on the Art in the Landscape project was the National Moment on Saturday 21 September 2019. Next we'll be organising training for AONB staff in how to work with artists and commission artworks. 

There are already some great examples of Art in the Landscape across our AONBs: from the biennial Wye Valley River Festival to awe inspiring landscape scale artworks in the moors of the North Pennines. This new programme will enable us to build on this good work, sharing best practice across AONBs, increasing collaboration, and ultimately, giving many more people a good reason to visit the countryside for the first time, to feel welcomed, and hopefully to return again and again.

Perspective, Surrey Hills AONB, photo by John Miller, Natural Creation, North Pennines AONB