2020 BHAC

WINTER ART SHOW

Online 16 November – 13 December

 

Our popular annual Arts Show, due in April this year, was another casualty of the pandemic.  However, we are delighted to be running an online show from 16th November until 13th December.  Artists from eight of our art group members are exhibiting their work, which you can view here. 

A panel of judges who all have a strong connection to Arts and Culture in our city will select the BHAC ‘Artist of the Year’ from the exhibits, to be announced 14 December.

 

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, and many new events coming up, both live and online, are listed on our online calendar.  

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.

The Springboard 2021 Virtual Festival will be held over four weekends, from 27 February to 20 March 2021.  Read their posting on our Blog for full details, closing dates, etc.  (Entries for Speech & Drama have a December deadline; those for music have a January deadline.)

Springboard Brighton & Hove

 

 

Sussex Guild

The Sussex Guild‘s annual De La Warr Contemporary Craft Show is not taking place this year, so they now have an online version of the show running until the end of November 2020.  See full details on our Long Running Exhibitions page.

 

 St Thomas More Art Group is holding their annual art exhibition online this year from 1st October to 30th November.   See full details on our Long Running Exhibitions page.

 

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.

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 many of our group members  can be found on our Blog , and you can 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. 

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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.