Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is pleased to be confirmed as a continuing part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2015-2018. Funding has been maintained at current levels during the period, equating to £1,149,921 per year
As custodians of the Grade 1 Listed Brighton Dome at the cultural heart of the city, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is the major arts and cultural provider in Brighton & Hove with an audience reach of over 550,000 annually. Funding from Arts Council England (ACE) – along with Brighton & Hove City Council and a number of other supporters and donors - allows the delivery of a year round programme of innovative theatre, music, dance and outreach events, as well as Brighton Festival each May; the largest annual multi-arts festival in England. Considered ‘the defining moment in the Festival year’ (The Guardian), Brighton Festival brings a national and international audience to the city.
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival says: “We are very pleased that Arts Council England has chosen to continue its support for Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival. As a charity that believes in the transformative power of the arts in all our lives, the ongoing financial support of ACE - alongside that of Brighton & Hove City Council and our other supporters and donors - is vital to our organisation and provides a wonderful endorsement for all that we do.
Developing artistic talent, delivering accessible high quality events, and ensuring children and young people have opportunities to access and participate in the arts are central to our mission. Following on from another successful Festival this year we welcome the opportunity to continue this work, particularly as we look forward to the 50th Brighton Festival in 2016. We are also pleased to see continued funding for our many partners throughout the city and across the region and look forward to working together over the coming years.”