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

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.

Arts Diary front page Summer 2019

Our new Arts Diary covering June, July and August 2019 is now available from a range of venues across the City and surrounding areas.  You can also find out what’s on via our online calendar, which has detailed information on all the group members’ events. 


We’re delighted to announce that our biennial Poetry Competition is now open.  Full details are available here.

The competition will remain open until Sunday 20th October and the winning poems will be announced at the Poetry Festival at the Old Market, Hove on 24th November.  Details of the festival are available here.

Entries for the BHAC Drama Awards 2019 have now been announced and you can see details of the entries, which start in September, along with the public adjudication dates, here.  Full details of all productions can be found by date on our online Arts Diary.

We currently have over 70 not-for-profit Group Members in the fields of theatre, music, dance, poetry, painting, sculpture, singing, local radio and the written word.  News from, and a wider view of, many of our group members  can be found on our Blog on this website, and don’t forget to follow them and us on Facebook and Twitter.   Our member groups not only offer the wider arts for the public to enjoy but you can join them and get involved yourself.  See our Group Members list for contact details.

If you’re a not-for-profit arts group in this area and you’re interesting in joining us, then please see full details of group membership here. 

 You can join us as an individual member for just £10 per year and the Arts Diary will be sent to you by post every quarter.  If you would be interested in joining BHAC as a volunteer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.