About Chiltern Arts

At the heart of Chiltern Arts is a commitment to excellence, opportunity and innovation, as well as a belief that the arts are central to the quality of life and should be accessible to all. We aim to inspire audiences, create new work, and create a community that adds to and supports the rich tapestry of culture in the area.

Chiltern Arts is an exciting and distinctive initiative to bring music, literature and art to the towns and villages in and around the Chiltern Hills. Every February, churches, stately homes and outdoor spaces across the region will be transformed into stunning concert and arts venues, as a varied and exciting programme unfolds in beautiful surroundings: the Chiltern Arts Festival.

Over time, Chiltern Arts will provide a platform for the next generation of performers, reaching out to the community through education, outreach and schools programmes, and providing opportunities for young people and children to engage with the arts in a practical way.

It will also feature an annual young professional artists scheme, ‘Take Note’, to champion emerging instrumental and vocal ensembles, enabling them to learn from those at the top of their profession and giving them the opportunity to perform at the festival.

We have a vision for a vibrant winter festival that promotes artistic excellence in a way that is widely accessible. There We hope you enjoy Chiltern Arts as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it; don’t hesitate to give us feedback or to get in touch. There are plenty of ways to get involved – from becoming a member or a volunteer, to being a participant in our choral events or taking part in poetry competitions or art installations. Join our mailing list to find out more, and request a brochure to read about the upcoming Festival.