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, making strong and healthy local communities.  We are a registered charity that continues to be run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

Brighton Hove Arts Diary of what's onThe new Arts Diary, covering what’s on in Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas during December, January and February,  is now available from a range of venues.   Our online calendar  also has detailed information on the events run by our 80+ group members which cover classical music, choirs,  jazz, amdram, dance, poetry, fine art, embroidery, radio, discussion groups, lectures and more!  So enjoy the winter whatever the weather brings!  There are events to enjoy in the mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons and evenings.  And most member groups are open to new members so you can join them and take part yourself.  Pick up an Arts Diary and you’ll be spoilt for choice!  And see our Members list for full details of them all.

NEW!  Several of our Group Members have long-running exhibitions and these are now listed separately from the main Online Arts Diary.  You can view them listed here by order of their opening date.


A full write-up of the BHAC 2019 Poetry Festival, with photos, and the winning poems of our BHAC 2019 Poetry Competition can be seen here.

2019 Award winnersFive theatre groups put their autumn productions forward to be considered for the  BHAC 2019 Drama Awards and full details of who won can be seen  here.

We currently have over 80 not-for-profit Group Members in the fields of theatre, music, opera, dance, poetry, painting, embroidery, sculpture, singing, local radio, the written word and more .  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.   

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.