‘Your City, Your Art?’ - Cultural Summit aims to open up the arts

Artists, writers, performers, arts organisations, community networks and those who run venues in the city will come together later this month to explore how to involve more people in the arts.

Brighton & Hove’s Cultural Summit on 30 March will offer different ways for the wider community to have a voice through speakers, pop-up performers and exhibitions, artist-led workshops, stalls and Q & A sessions.

Jenni Lewin-Turner, producer of the Cultural Summit, said: “The event is open to everyone interested in the cultural life of the city. The theme of the summit ‘Your City, Your Art?’ is designed to bring people together and to move beyond just having conversations about making all the arts more inclusive.”

Arts for everyone

Alan Robins, chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee said: “Being creative and enjoying performances and exhibitions should be open to everyone. The cultural summit will show a different perspective, bring to light new talent and provide a platform for communities and arts organisations to come together.”

Brighton & Hove’s cultural summit takes place at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex. It will be hosted by Tarik Elmoutawakil founder and artistic director of Marlborough Productions in Brighton.


The summit is open to everyone who is involved in the arts - or who would like to be - and for anyone interested in the cultural life of the city.

Tickets for the cultural summit can be booked on Eventbrite  

For support completing the ticket process please contact the cultural summit team on 01273 292069 or 01273 293020 or email arts@brighton-hove.gov.uk

We can offer financial assistance for those who require local travel or personal assistant support. To apply please email bhcc.cf.summit@gmail.com by 13th March.  Your enquiry will be treated in confidence.

Please contact arts@brighton-hove.gov.uk for more details.

The venue is fully accessible.

Cultural Framework 

The cultural summit is part of the Cultural Framework, which is working with local people to expand participation in the arts, support local talent and develop the city’s reputation as a cultural centre for audiences and investors.

Andrew Comben, chair of Brighton & Hove Arts and Creative Industries Commission, said: “Brighton & Hove is known for its vibrant culture and artistic creativity thanks to its amazing concentration of artists, creatives, arts organisations and creative businesses.  

“But the arts need to be more inclusive, relevant and accessible across our communities and celebrate the creativity that is in us all. The cultural summit is an opportunity to explore new ways of collaborating and to open up the artistic life of the city to even more people.”

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