Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund are generously supporting Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s flagship outreach project Miss Represented – which works with vulnerable young women aged 13-21 who face challenging and chaotic life situations. The funds will allow the programme to grow and expand over the next two years to benefit more young women with complex needs.

Rebecca Fidler, Creative Learning Manager, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival says: “We are so excited to be able to continue this important and transformative work as we expand and spread our wings. Creating a show is such a powerful process for personal development and group bonding. To now have the opportunity to take this work out into our wider communities and amplify the incredible insight these young women have to offer is just fantastic. It is essential that we, as a society, listen to the voices of these young people and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they face and ask ourselves questions about what kind of society we want to live in. By taking the show and workshop out on tour we can develop a dialogue and build bridges across the community, building empathy and understanding between groups that may struggle to understand each other."

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival says: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding from Big Lottery. All of our city's young people deserve the opportunity to thrive and we know that the arts can contribute so much: to their wellbeing, to their view of the world and to their life chances. Miss Represented is a vital project in our community and an enormously rewarding one to be involved with. This funding will ensure that the project will be able to continue to make an impact locally and beyond as it expands and tours for this new phase.”