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.

Our new Arts Diary covering March, April and May 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 offers detailed information on all group members’ events including dates, times, ticket prices and booking information. Locations are also shown with Google Maps. Our members’ events this season cover concerts, dance, plays, readings, discussion groups, poetry, fine art, and much else!  The 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 their contact details.


Our annual Spring Art Show was held April 10th – 13th at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton. Our arts group members taking part this year included: Adur Art Collective, Attic Art Club, Dupont Art Club, Embroiderers’ Guild (Brighton branch), Rottingdean Art Club, Seaford Art Club, Society of Catholic Artists (Sussex Regional Group),  Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Print-Makers and St Thomas More Art Group. Admission to the exhibition was free, and all visitors were invited to vote for their favourite exhibit. You can read all about, see photos taken over the four days – and see who won The People’s Choice cup this year right here.


We’re asking our Group Members to nominate an individual for this year’s Outstanding Contribution to the Arts AwardSee our Blog item for details.  Closing date is 31st May 2019 and the award will be presented at our AGM in early July.

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. 

See full details of group membership here. 

 You can join us as an individual member for just £8 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.