Being able to speak to the backstage crew of 1927 helped teach me a lot about the different variety of roles needed for show business.

Edie, Participant

You can find opportunities in the creative industries in this section. We’ll only recommend activities that have creativity at their heart and are free or very good value. The opportunities might be local, national or international. They’ll mostly be aimed at people aged from 9 – 18yrs.

Brighton Fringe Bursaries

South East Dance have opened applications for the Brighton Fringe Bursary for 2022. The award is open to any artist or company whose Brighton Fringe show includes movement/dance/choreography.

You do not need to be a dance artist/company to apply. The show’s lead art form might be cabaret, circus, burlesque, physical theatre etc.

In order to be considered for the bursary, you must first have a show in development and provide evidence that you have either confirmed your venue or are in conversation with a venue who will host your Brighton Fringe show in 2022.

To learn more and apply click here. The deadline for applications is Monday 18 February at 12pm.

The Great Escape

Applications for The Great Escape is now officially open in partnership with Family In Music. The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. You will be performing with the beautiful seaside backdrop of Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 35 venues, making 11th-14th May 2022 one hell of a weekend and a great opportunity to meet key music industry figures who come to TGE looking for the next big thing.


The deadline to apply is 13th February 2022, click here to find out more.

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays is a new arts, music and culture programme that aims to make the centre of Brighton more vibrant, through events, performances, film projections and new artwork commissions. It will create moments each third Thursday of the month, beginning on 16 December between 5 and 7pm, and running until April 2022, for residents and visitors to engage with art and culture around the centre of Brighton


Find out more here.

Miss Represented

Miss Represented is all about young women exploring life through the arts, making powerful work for personal development and social change.

To view all of their projects, including way to get involved, check here.

Let us know if you go for anything, we’d love to know how you get on.

Culture in Our City

Culture in Our City is your one stop shop for Arts & Creative Industries information and exchange in Brighton & Hove.

You’ll find inspiring resources, training, creative networks, funding & other opportunities – you can even add your own. 

Visit their hub of support to see what’s on offer.

The Future Creators Kickstart Scheme

Future Creators, previously known as Our Future City, are a collective of organisations working as one to develop the creative potential, skills and voice of children and young adults.

They offer a six month fully-paid Kickstart Placement (aimed at those on Universal Credit) that provides you with exceptional experience, key employability skills and a chance to unlock your imagination.

To get involved, sign up here.


AudioActive is a ground-breaking music organisation, working with young people at the meeting point of technology and contemporary youth culture.

For a variety of free projects, including digital music production, rap and lyricism check here.


Fabrica is a visual arts organisation based in a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton, which commissions contemporary visual art installations specific to the building.

They offer a variety of creative experiences, from exhibitions to talks, events and workshops. You can see the full range of available activities here.