Supporting Not-For-Profit arts in Brighton, Hove & Beyond

Arts Diary Autumn 2017‘Tis once again the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and what else?  It’s the start of the new Autumn season for our local theatre groups, orchestras, and choirs.  We have lunchtime, afternoon and evening concerts in churches across the area, offering classical, modern, folk, jazz – even sea shanties!  We have groups celebrating the written word, the spoken word – and the argumentative word…  We have the Brighton Early Music Festival held at venues across the city.  We have dance, we have lectures, we have art exhibitions – and we have our own BHAC 2017 Poetry Competition and Festival, with the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, joining us.  So pick up your free copy of the new Arts Diary from libraries and other venues around Sussex, or see our online calendar for details of how the 2017 Autumn season is being celebrated by our fantastic group members.

BHAC Poetry Competition & Festival 2017Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Poetry Competition 2017 is now open, and entries to the competition will be accepted until 15th October 2017.  The winners will be announced at our Poetry Festival, featuring the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at The Old Market, Hove on Saturday 18th November from 4pm to 8pm.  See here to enter the competition or for further information.


Also on our website you will find our Blog, with articles, member interviews and more, giving a wider view of many of our group members who are involved with fine art, singing, dancing, theatre, music, poetry, and more.  And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Brighton & Hove Arts Council was founded in 1974 by a group of enthusiasts to support and promote the not-for-profit arts sector in Brighton, Hove and beyond. We are a registered charity that continues to be run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

As well as our Individual Members, we currently have over sixty
Group Members in the fields of theatre, music, dance, poetry, debating, painting, sculpture, singing, local radio and the written word.

We do not offer grants, and have no discretionary funding available.