A new four year partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry Commission

Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley visited the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail on 11th July to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission that will bring engaging artworks to England’s public forests for the next four years.

The new partnership builds on the success of an initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations in 2012, which resulted in the successful Forest Art Works programme.

“Woods and forests are an important part of England’s cultural history and it is important that they are a part of our contemporary arts.” Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive Officer, Forestry Commission England. 

For more information visit the Arts Council website and for more details on the national Forest Art Works programme visit their website

Monday 11th July, Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. CEO's of the Forestry Commission England and Arts Council sign a memorandum of understanding to continue their arts collaboration at the FC's Beechenhurst centre before touring new installations on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.

Monday 11th July, Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. CEO’s of the Forestry Commission England and Arts Council sign a memorandum of understanding to continue their arts collaboration at the FC’s Beechenhurst centre before touring new installations on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.