Supporting Not-For-Profit Arts in Brighton, Hove & Beyond
Brighton & Hove Arts Council (BHAC) 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.
2020 BHAC ONLINE WINTER ART SHOW
A panel of judges, who all have a strong connection to Arts and Culture in our city, selected the BHAC ‘Artist of the Year’ from the exhibits, along with two runners-up.
Each year BHAC has presented an ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award’ to an individual who has made a significant difference to the not-for-profit arts sector in our area. This year we were fortunate to receive eight nominations. In these most challenging of times, particularly for those involved in the arts, we were heartened to receive so many strong and worthy contenders. Reaching a decision was no easy task; however we are delighted to announce that this year’s winner is Mary McKean. Trustees were impressed with the scope and impact of Mary’s work with both The Regency Society and Strings Attached. Find out more about Mary and other nominees here.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many members’ events this year have been cancelled or postponed. However, updated information from many of our member groups is now available via our Blog, Facebook and Twitter. (Our latest Blog items are from: Music for Connection, Hove Civic Society, South East Dance, Wick Theatre Group, The Sussex Guild, and Southwick Players.)
We were thrilled to see that Dr Niki Strange, who won second prize in our 2019 Poetry Competition, has started a poetry workshop to help other people who are going through treatment for cancer. You can read the full report in the Argus here.
Dupont Art Club at Hove is making the most of the current lock-down by offering free-to-access art courses by artists Caroline Marsland and Lucy Parker on their YouTube channel. You can access them all here.