The Brighton & Hove Arts & Creative Industries Commission exists to support our sector: to champion our strengths and advocate for the central role we play in the city’s life and its economy.

The Commission supports the delivery of the Cultural Framework, a document written by the city to:

  • Enable residents (especially those furthest from opportunities) to develop, produce, participate in and benefit from cultural activities. 
  • Support artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop their practice, businesses, reach and reputation. 
  • Articulate Brighton & Hove’s distinctive cultural offer for residents, visitors, investors and businesses. 
  • Provide a foundation to develop a more strategic partnership approach to public art/public realm and heritage. 
  • Create cases for partnership investment and links to economy strategy.

Andrew Comben – CEO, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

Vice Chair:
Liz Whitehead – Director, FABRICA

Executive Members:
Donna Chisholm – Assistant Director,  Brighton & Hove City Council
Branwen Lorigan – Arts Development Manager, Brighton & Hove City Council
Alistair Hill – Director, Public Health
Jane McMorrow – Director, Creative Future
Richard Freeman – CEO, always possible
Laura McDermott – Creative Director, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Alex Bailey – Chief Executive, Adur & Worthing Councils
David Sheppeard – Marlborough Productions
Nicole Monney – The Hangleton & Knoll Project
Naomi Alexander – Artistic Director,Brighton People’s Theatre
Dom Bailey – Strategic Director, Baxter & Bailey
Jenni Lewin-Turner – Director, Urbanflo Creative