The move – which will take effect from 1st July 2017 - will bring together the combined work
of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival
, the arts charity who produce the internationally-important annual multi-arts Festival and manage the historic Brighton Dome, and Brighton & Hove Music & Arts, who deliver music education to children and young people across the city
By operating collectively, access to creative and cultural experience for children, young people, families, schools and communities will be significantly improved by enabling the service to lead city-wide initiatives. It will also create a more sustainable model with potential for expanding the service"s fundraising abilities.
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival said:
"This is a really exciting opportunity for us to extend the work that we already do at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival with children, young people, schools and the wider community and to play a central role in the cultural learning of the whole city.
"Having one of the country's most celebrated music services connected to us directly in this way provides us with a fantastic chance to not only become a centre for cultural learning but also to connect up artists, audiences and children in their creative work."
Brighton & Hove Music & Arts
and arts education
opportunities for all children and young people across the city.
Over 4000 children and young people are directly taught by the service each week. The service also leads on a range of major projects and events - such as SoundCity, Brighton & Hove"s Music Education Hub - which engage a further 3000 children and young people through live performances.
Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival presents over 600 events as part of its year-round programme, spanning music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, spoken word, visual arts and more, and produces Brighton Festival, England's leading and most-progressive mixed-arts celebration, each May.
A hub for artists across the region, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival commissions and supports both emerging and established artists and companies, enabling them to develop, take risks and deliver work of the highest quality.