Transforming lives through
art and care

Creative care in Surrey since 1984

Artventure is a Guildford based charity enabling adults with learning difficulties to be creative, have fun, and make new friends in a safe and sociable environment. We are currently offering free taster days so why not come along to see what we do! Call 01483 304884 to find out more.

What We Do

Practising artists and volunteers help participants develop both creative and social skills. All areas of the visual arts are explored including painting, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media. The positive and supportive atmosphere encourages self-confidence and independence.

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Volunteers are always most welcome at The Artventure Trust, regardless of age or experience. A few hours of your time can make a real difference. We have volunteers from all walks of life, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you think you are interested in getting involved.

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Our fees only cover part of our costs with the rest coming from grants and donations. The National Lottery and Arts Council England have been tremendously supportive but in many ways it's the smaller donations that can make all the difference. Please help in any way you can.

The Artventure Mural

In september 2013, The Electric Theatre in Guildford asked Artventure to design and paint a mural showing "Community".

After many months of hard work, the 32-metre project was unveiled by the Mayor in June 2015.

Painted by some of the area's most vulnerable children and adults, it is a tribute to the power of art to change lives. Find out more.

Artventure News

Textile workshop


You are invited to join us for a one day textile workshop with Grace Mortlock on the 31st of May. We will be exploring different ways of working on and with fabric including drawing, painting, printing, batik, tie-dye, stencilling, stitching and cutting. The session will run from 09:30 to 14:30 with a break for lunch. £45 per person for the day. Places are limited, so please reserve now.
Mayor visit


We welcomed two very special visitors to Artventure today. The Mayor and Mayoress of Guildford came along to our workshop to see what we do and meet our wonderful participants. Everyone had a lovely morning and our guests had some great ideas to help further the work we do in the community.
Art venture donations


Thank you so much to Co-Op members for the generous amount they have raised for Artventure. As a token of our gratitude, Francis, one of our clients, painted a beautiful picture and presented it to the manager of the Co-Op Aldershot Road. In total, Co-op members have generated over 9 million for more than 4,000 local causes across the UK.
Guildford exhibition


A small selection of our participants' artwork is currently on display at The Electric Theatre in Guildford Town Centre. Why not pop down to take a look at their wonderful work. You can also see how our 32 metre mural on the wall outside the theatre has coped with its second winter. It'll be two years this June since this little corner of Guildford was transformed forever.

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