Vision, Mission & Values


Transforming lives and communities through the arts.


Proud of our unique place in Eastbourne, where the coast and South Downs meet, we support artists and create experiences for everyone that connect, challenge, and inspire. 

Towner Values:


We share the gallery with diverse communities, making sure Towner is a welcoming, safe space for everyone to enjoy. We value different perspectives and treat each other with kindness and respect.


Creativity inspires everything we do. We innovate across our organisation; in our working practices, our openness to collaborate and how we engage with communities. 


We always strive to be closely connected with our audiences and artists. By listening to different perspectives, we ensure our activities are reflective of people’s lives. We champion the region and nurture its identity. 


We are committed to being ethical, honest and transparent in the governance of our charity, its financial management and across all our activities. We are accountable for our decisions and take ownership of our actions.


We are confident and courageous, open to risk-taking across all aspects of our work, and will push the boundaries of what an art gallery can do.