5 November 2020 Business and economy

New website to support cultural sector

Artists, makers, producers, and creative industry organisations working in the local cultural sector now have access to a new online space to support them through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.

The cultureinourcity.com website is for everyone, whether you want to see a show, get involved or create. You can also submit your own content. 

We’ve joined forces with the city’s Arts & Creative Industries Commission to create the brand-new site. It’s a ‘one stop shop’ for events, resources and where everyone involved or interested in the arts can keep track and connect with the sector. 

Designer Ty Abiodun from Fuse Brighton, said: “Cultureinourcity.com is a brilliant site and something that is very much needed at this moment in time. The opportunity to find out what's going on and developing in the city culturally is essential.

“It's also allowed me to not only promote Fuse Brighton (an inclusive platform elevating the work of creatives of colour) but also to discover and reach other useful local networks and organisations."

Councillor Clare Rainey, who represents the council on the Arts & Creative Industries Commission, said: “We listened to the needs of the city and developed the site to make it useful and usable.

“Our culture sector has been severely hit by the pandemic and despite recent funding successes, they need assistance for the long-term. This website is a support system for everyone, whatever their interest, as we move together to recovery.”

Joining up the dots

The website champions the strengths of Brighton & Hove’s arts and creative industries and highlights the central role it plays in the city’s life and economy. 

It includes an events directory and resources from wellbeing to funding opportunities and financial guidance, networks and groups, and answers to frequently asked questions put to the council’s arts team. 

There is information about current funding sources available to artists, organisations and creative businesses, an opinion news blog, online surgeries and opportunities for collaboration. 

Individuals and organisations can also submit information to be listed on the site.

Dom Bailey, Strategic Director of Baxter & Bailey and Arts & Creative Industries Commission member said: "Culture In Our City is part information, part inspiration and part destination. I hope it brings all of our brilliant creative communities closer together in support of each other and a return to surprise and wonder."

 

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