Announcing the Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance

The Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance exists to maximise the power of collaboration to achieve strategic ambitions and create more, and more equitable, opportunities across the creative & cultural sector in the city.

We are delighted to announce the next phase of collaboration between creative organisations, artists, art workers and strategic partners, The Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance.

This evolves out of the ABCD Cultural Recovery Programme that ran from April 2021-December 2022 and raised over £500k for creative projects in Brighton & Hove in response to Covid-19.

This evolution recognises how important it is that the sector drives this next phase, and that new and more diverse voices join the conversation. It is based on the belief that arts, culture and creativity are foundational to the identity of Brighton & Hove, and that through partnership and collaboration, creative organisations and workers can be better supported to thrive and contribute to the prosperity of the city.

Read more about our aims and strategic priorities here.

How you can be involved:

The Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance is a place to connect, learn and exchange, supported by the Culture in Our City website and newsletter. It has an annual in-person gathering, where priorities are reviewed and refocused. Sign up to the Culture in Our City Newsletter to join the network.

The Culture Action Group holds the Purpose and Aims and sets short and medium term direction, informed by the Network. It reviews progress against the priorities and oversees any projects that are delivered. This group is formed of partners working across the creative sector in the city, and currently includes Brighton & Hove City Council, University of Sussex, University of Brighton and Brighton Dome & Festival, alongside the current chairs of active Working Groups.’

We are currently recruiting for three new members of the Culture Action Group. 

Culture Allies are individuals, organisations, groups, other networks and alliances who recognise the joint value of collaboration with and across the cultural sector. You don’t need to be working in the creative sector to be a Culture Ally. Joining us will position and align you with the creative and cultural sector in the city, and offer the opportunity to contribute to change-making projects with other allies and organisations.

To support more people to inform, shape and respond to the conversation, the second half of Culture Action Group meetings will be open to Allies to join. We particularly encourage people less familiar with these strategic conversations to come and find out more. Click here to become a Culture Ally. 

For more information and updates:

Sign up to the Culture in Our City Newsletter to join the network, and follow us on social media for further information about the activities of the Brighton & Hove Culture Alliance.