Brighton & Hove Arts Council

BHAC was established in 1974 to promote the not-for-profit arts communities in Brighton & Hove, and in the neighbouring towns and villages of East and West Sussex.

We are a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers, with close to 100 member groups in the fields of drama, music, singing, opera, dance, painting/other visual arts and crafts, and the spoken and written word.

We promote the programmes and events of our member groups, helping them to reach out to wider audiences through our core activities and special projects, thereby contributing to the cultural diversity, health, and wellbeing of the communities in which we live.

Find out more about BHAC

Latest News

Volunteer fundraiser needed

February 21, 2024

The BHAC Arts Diary with some money

Brighton & Hove Arts Council is looking for someone to set up a fundraising operation Have a read through the following information and if it appeals to you please contact […]

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Poems on the Buses

January 10, 2024

Poems on the Buses is a new collaboration with Brighton & Hove Buses and Brighton & Hove Arts Council. A selection of poems which were entries in the 2023 BHAC […]

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BHAC drama awards 2023

January 7, 2024

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The annual Brighton & Hove Drama Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 12th December at Brighton Girls School, Montpelier Road. It was a delightful evening, beautifully and professionally hosted by […]

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Young Filmmakers Commission

December 21, 2023

Are you a young person brimming with creative ideas? Our member group South East Dance, along with learning disability arts champions Carousel, are looking to commission at least two young […]

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Upcoming Arts Diary Events

Screen and Block Printing on Fabric

EAST SIDE PRINT Screen and Block Printing on Fabric Learn a range of techniques to develop your creative ideas into prints for fabric, tote bags, tea towels, wall hangings etc.  […]

Thu 22nd February @ 6:00 pm

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Brighton Unitarian Lunchtime Concert

Brighton Unitarian

Brighton Unitarian Lunchtime Concert February 2024 23 – (Programme change) The LIPS Wind Quintet is joined by pianist Stephen Carroll-Turner to perform Sextets by Bohuslav Martinu and Jennifer Higdon, John […]

Fri 23rd February @ 12:30 pm

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Nicholas Yonge Society Concert

  NICHOLAS YONGE SOCIETY Joy Lisney (cello) with James Lisney (piano) Music by Bach, Poulenc, Joy Lisney (new work), Debussy and Beethoven Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes […]

Fri 23rd February @ 7:30 pm

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Screenprinted Posters

  EAST SIDE PRINT Screenprinted Posters Do you have an event you want to publicise, or a message to communicate to the world? Then this workshop is for you! You […]

Sat 24th February @ 10:00 am

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BHAC Arts Diary Spring 2024


The printed version of the spring 2024 Arts Diary is now out.
Look for your copy at libraries, community centres, information points, bars and cafes all around the area.

Alternatively become an Individual Supporter or a Business Supporter and get it delivered by post.
Please see the SUPPORTERS page for details.

Printed Arts Diary Information