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Why We Exist A large blue moon-like sculpture is hung from a wire balancing above a pond. The background features a lush woodland or park area. A large blue moon-like sculpture is hung from a wire balancing above a pond. The background features a lush woodland or park area.

Why We Exist

Luke Jerram
Museum of the Moon
Brighton Festival (2019) © Summer Dean

Culture in Our City has been created to support cultural and creative workers with opportunities for professional development and skills support. Whether starting out, adapting and growing, or in leadership, it’s a resource to help you connect with others and flourish.

How do we recover?

In the middle of the Covid-19 storm, with livelihoods threatened and organisations at risk of collapse, Brighton & Hove’s cultural and creative sector came together. Over 100 creative workers: award-winning artists, those just starting out, leaders and frontline staff of organisations large and small, those freelance and those salaried, participated in 17 conversations over two weeks in September 2020. With generosity, solidarity and common purpose, they focused on how one of the most vital sectors to Brighton & Hove’s economy and reputation might recover from the crisis and find more sustainable and inclusive ways to grow in the future.

Read the recovery plan…