Brighton & Hove Arts & Creative Industries Commission develops policy, raises funds, provides advice and delivers programmes.

In this section you can find out about local networking events which could be useful for you to be part of. Some are business related and others are aimed at the arts and cultural sectors, take a look and see if there is anything that will be helpful for you.

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  • AN (Artist Newsletter)

    Artist Newsletter is both a magazine and online resource for the visual arts with guidance on networks, opportunities, commissions, artists talks and a knowledge bank for resources 

  • APD – Artists Professional Development Network

    The Artists Professional Development Network (APD) is a UK-wide forum for organisations that are pro-actively developing information, advice, training and professional development services for visual and applied artists. 

  • Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

    The Chamber is the voice of the city’s business people and really helps its members build successful businesses. It has a reputation for providing high quality networking opportunities


    Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

    115a Church Road The Chamber Rooms
    Hove BN3 2AF
    United Kingdom
  • Brighton Illustrators Group (BIG)

    The Brighton Illustrators Group (BiG) is not an illustration agency to support and advise freelance illustrators living in Brighton and the surrounding area. BIG provides meetings, newsletters and networking opportunities. 

  • Brighton Photo Fringe

    Brighton Photo Fringe is a biennial festival which supports Photographers and lens based Artists, with an emphasis on participation running education projects and regular networking sessions and events throughout the year.

  • City Business Club

    Networking event for business owners, employers and decision makers


    City College

    Pelham Street The Gallery Restaurant
    Brighton BN1 4FA
    United Kingdom
  • Culture24

    Brighton based website to support the cultural sector to reach audiences across digital platforms. Network for promotion of small and large organisations

    General enquiries (0)1273 623266

  • Design Brighton

    Design Brighton is a network of people from a variety of creative disciplines. Hosting a series of regular events where people can connect, inspire and create.

  • Empty Shops Network

    The Empty Shops Network is a resource on regenerating empty shops as exhibition and events spaces, giving practical advice, talks seminars and information for people interested in reinvigorating the UK’s empty spaces

  • Express Network ( network of arts and cultural organisations, education sectors and other groups and freelancers working with young people.)

    History of the Express network:

    The Brighton & Hove Express Network is an autonomous open network of arts and cultural organisations, education sectors and other groups and freelancers working with young people.

    The network began in 2008 and evolved into its current form in 2010, out of an identified need for closer working and networking in order to deliver 2 key objectives from the Express strategy:

    To promote and provide opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, youth service and schools/ academies to work together to ensure that the provision of arts and culture for young people in the city is cohesive, relevant and sustainable
    To ensure children and young people from 0 – 19 from all backgrounds are able to engage with, enjoy and be inspired by the highest quality arts and cultural activity that the city can offer.

    Members of the Network communicate with each other via an open blog where agendas and minutes of the meetings are published and where events and activities can be publicised. The blog address is

    The Network meets approximately quarterly with a different member hosting each meeting and setting the broad agenda. Other members are invited to contribute thematic agenda items. The host takes responsibility for circulating the agenda, producing minutes and organising logistics for the meeting.

    The meetings provide an opportunity for those interested and involved in the delivery of cultural engagement for young people to see different host organisations ‘at home’. The meetings take on the flavour of the host organisation and so can range from the very formal (chaired meetings and presentations) creative and interactive sessions.

    The Network is self-sustaining and the meetings have taken place regularly since October 2010.

    In March 2013 it was decided that the Express network would host a number of new exciting cultural projects and initiatives in the city on its online platform, thus ensuring that the arts and cultural provision for C & YP continues to be joined up and accessible to all. This new online platform will host :

     Arts Award Advisors Forum
     B.Fest – Brighton Youth Arts Festival
     Art at work

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  • Glug Brighton

    Glug runs networking session, talks, and networking sessions with an emphasis on collaboration in a relaxed social environment.

  • Lighthouse arts talks

    Digital culture agency hosting events, talks, workshops, courses and exhibitions.

    Phone: 01273 647197

    28 Kensington Street
    Brighton BN1 4AJ
    United Kingdom
  • Mini-click

    The Miniclick Photography Talks are a series of monthly, free photography and film-making events based in Brighton

  • Pecha Kucha Night Brighton

    PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format presenters show 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings for creative people get together and share.

  • Sussex Artists Club

    The Sussex Artists Club is a social and business networking group for artists and creative based in Brighton and the south east of England. T

  • Unravelled

    Unravelled is an arts organisation celebrating innovation in the arts by working across fine art and craft practice and by offering exhibition opportunities in historic houses. It organises workshops, talks and symposium that encourage dialogue, debate and collaboration between artists who might not otherwise work together.

  • Wired Sussex

    Come along for a chat over a beer about work you've got, work you want, client frustrations or the latest technology. Generally 25-30 people attend the evening. Look for the green and black sign on the table, or ask at the bar.


    The Fusebox

    New England Street New England House
    Brighton BN1 4GH
    United Kingdom
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