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 Sept to Nov 2019

The Arts Diary covering what’s on in September, October and November 2019 is available from a range of venues across the City and surrounding areas.   Our online calendar  also has detailed information on listed events, which this Autumn in addition to the usual wide variety that our 70+ group members offer includes local festivals – the Shoreham Wordfest, the Brighton Early Music Festival, and our own BHAC Poetry Festival.  So what will you do this Autumn?  Enjoy the orchestras, the opera, the theatre?  Write poetry?  Learn to play an instrument?  Join a singing group or choir?  Paint?  Sew?  Drop in to lunchtime concerts?  Pick up an Arts Diary and you’ll be spoilt for choice!

BHAC Poetry Festival Flyer

Our biennial Poetry Competition, in partnership with the University of Brighton, is open until Sunday 20th October.  Full details are available here.  The winning poems will be announced, and read, at the BHAC Poetry Festival at the Old Market, Hove on 24th November.  Full details of the festival are available here.

Details of the entries for the BHAC Drama Awards 2019, along with the public adjudication dates, can be seen  here.  .

NEW!  Several of our Group Members have long-running exhibitions and these are now listed separately from the Online Arts Diary in order to keep that easy to view.  You can now see them listed here by order of their starting date.

We currently have over 70 not-for-profit Group Members in the fields of theatre, music, opera, dance, poetry, painting, embroidery, 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.   See our Group Members list for their contact details.

If you are a not-for-profit arts group in this area and you’re interested 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.   We always welcome new volunteers but right now we’re looking for two special ones – someone to help organise our annual Spring Art Show, and someone to help manage our marketing, social media and PR.  See our Blog for full details.