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.


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




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Coming Soon!
September to November 2020 ARTS DIARY
Find out what live arts events are planned over the next few months (conditions permitting, of course), including online events.
See what our member groups have been up to and what they are planning.  Now might be a good time to start a new hobby by joining a group; all the details are here on our group members’ listings.
These are unusual times, but the not-for-profit arts are coming back!
Note: the next Arts Diary will be a little late coming out to give the groups time to finalise their plans.  Watch this website for the publication date, and in the meantime see our online diary for events in August and early September.



(See our Blog and online Arts Diary for more)



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.


Fabrica is launching a new exhibition in July, “A Simple Act of Wonder”, available partly virtually via Zoom and partly via some painted houses.  See our Blog for full details.


Seaford Music Society logo Seaford Music Society is holding online concerts in July, August and September (accessible only on the day).  See our Blog for further details.



Open Strings Music has a new digital series “Musical Windows” for followers and supporters,  accessible via  Facebook and Twitter