The full list of Brighton and Hove venues and organisations to receive a share of the Government's recovery fund

A total of 82 organisations across East Sussex have shared a £10million boost in the second round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:02 pm
Brighton Dome

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced that more than 2,700 cultural and creative organisations were to receive a share of more than £400 million in grants and loans as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. This includes more than £300 million, which has been awarded in grants through Arts Council England, Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

In East Sussex, the amount of £10,313,072 awarded through the Arts Council will support theatres, galleries, performance groups, arts organisations and local venues to reopen and recover. Of that, more than £5,847,000 has gone to Brighton and Hove.

Among those was Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, which has been awarded £470,000. The registered arts charity received two grants to help the organisation recover and

Inside Brighton's Royal Pavilion

reopen over the next few months. Brighton Festival will benefit from £296,500 to ensure it can bring events back to audiences online, outdoors and safely back on stage with the re-

opening of Brighton Dome Concert Hall this May.

The region’s largest music education service which teaches thousands of school children and young people, received £174,000 for Brighton & Hove Music & Arts and East Sussex

Music teachers to resume tuition in person with students.

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, said: “We’re delighted to receive this invaluable support in the week we announced that Brighton Festival will return safely back to the city in May. Since last year’s cancellation and with the continued closure of Brighton Dome, it’s been hard to imagine that we’d be able to look forward to this moment.

“This funding will allow us to support our music services as students return to lessons in person and to present a Festival that works with local artists, community organisations and a range of creative professionals who are all committed to and excited about coming back. We are enormously proud to be in a city that believes in the value of the arts, both economically and socially, and to have such loyal audiences who we know want the arts to thrive and survive beyond the pandemic.”

Brighton Festival 2021 takes place from May 1 to 31 and features 94 events, performances and installations, both as specially commissioned online projects, as livestreams and across multiple outdoor and indoor locations extending from Brighton to Worthing. A third of the events will be free to attend. Read our interview with the festival's chief executive here:'s Komedia, which usually holds more than 700 events annually across comedy, theatre, music and children's shows – including acts like The Artic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons and Eddie Izzard, was awarded £123,500. Funding will support the venue to develop a limited programme of live and socially distanced events between April and June, as well as expansion of its live-streamed events.

Paul Musselwhite, managing director at Komedia, said: “Komedia are delighted and relieved to hear we have received some support from the Cultural Recovery Fund. Venues like us up and down the country have had the most difficult year and we still face a long road to recovery. This support will help us to return safely whilst providing a much needed cultural offering for our great city.

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan added: “I’m absolutely delighted Komedia has got this funding. It means that it can continue to be the hub for both established comedy as well as nurturing new talent. This is great news for the area.”

Brighton Fringe was also chosen to receive money from the fund and will use the £143,891 to cover the running costs of the much-loved arts festival, from April – June 2021. The money will allow Brighton Fringe to 'continue to showcase cutting edge, quirky and exciting performances, both online and in person, at a mix of indoor, outdoor and digital venues'.

Julian Caddy, chief executive officer, Brighton Fringe said: "This grant gives our immediate future certainty after what has been an extremely challenging time for us and the arts as a

whole. As lockdown eases and our world opens up again, we look forward to bringing you great shows and events of all kinds, whether indoors, outdoors or online – but always with safety in mind, for everyone involved. We are hugely relieved to have received this support which secures our financial viability and sets us up nicely to celebrate Brighton Fringe together."

Brighton's Royal Pavilion and museums was awarded £370k from the fund. Read more here organisations in Brighton and Hove to benefit from the fund included:

13 Artists Ltd £390,863

201 Dance Company £26,495

Andi Watson Design Ltd £91,690

ARA Productions Ltd £41,324

Brighton Dome & Festival Limited £470,500

Brighton Early Music Festival £50,346

Brighton Fringe Ltd £143,891

Brighton Marina Studios £35,435

Brighton Pride £264,370

C3 Productions £79,786

Concorde2 Limited £115,000

Creative Future Ltd £29,759

Culture24 £101,235

E3 Production Ltd £60,000

Extraordinary Expeditions Limited £251,470

Fabrica £62,157

Fat Poppadaddys Ltd £79,275

FMLY Agency Ltd £94,113

Ground Up Media Ltd £34,218

Hope & Ruin £10,637

Jamm Hot Ltd £150,000

Komedia Ltd £123,500

Latest Bars Ltd £49,259

Library Productions Ltd £26,000

Little Green Pig £28,162

Long Nose Puppets Ltd £15,400

LOOKOUT Brighton CIC £34,173

Lout Events Ltd £78,853

Marlborough Theatre Productions Ltd £38,000

Mckeown Events Ltd £92,644

Melanie Brown Impressive PR Limited £30,310

Murmuration Arts Production CIC £37,000

New Writing South £73,100

Nick Barnes Puppets £27,990

ONCA Trust Ltd £37,000

Ooosh Tours Ltd £29,347

Otherplace Productions Ltd £152,451

Paramount Artists Limited £286,747

Phoenix Brighton £57,780

Polly Barker Productions Ltd £25,167

Puppets with GUTS £27,222

Renegade Lighting Design £295,774

Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust £370,000

Select Security & Stewarding Ltd £156,316

Smart Power Ltd £90,606

Spymonkey £68,871

St James Events Ltd £54,715

The Albert Ltd £160,000

The Brighton and Hove Studio LTD £52,873

The Dream Engine International Ltd £89,894

The Old Market £179,888

The Pipeline £25,500

Vervacity Ltd £159,200

Volks Bar and Club £218,750

Whiskey Bravo Productions Ltd £46,000

Windmill Young Actors CIC £26,069

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: “Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced. Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors - helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead."

Hazel Edwards, South East area director at Arts Council England said: “Thanks to the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, we can offer extra support to the arts and cultural sector in the South East. From youth ballet to opera, theatre to grassroots music, the South East is brimming with cultural organisations that enrich the lives of local communities. This funding will make a real difference to these organisations as they get ready to welcome audiences and visitors again.”