Culture Priority Pipeline

The Culture Priority Pipeline (CPP) is a pipeline of projects that align to the priorities of East Sussex’s Cultural Strategy (2013-25) and principles of CES.

The pipeline allows CES to clearly identify projects that are investment-ready when significant funding pots become available. CES will then advise organisations of the opportunity and support the application, helping the cultural sector deliver the priorities of East Sussex’s Cultural Strategy.

The CPP is not a funding application or a bid. It is managed and kept updated by the Cultural and Tourism Team. 

Culture Priority Pipeline Green Projects

Green denotes projects that are ready for funding with robust budgets, plans, and RIBA stage.

Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary are looking to expand their premises with an extension that will help them achieve:

  • Free Access
  • More opportunities for employment and learning
  • The Greenest Gallery in UK

Themes of the project include:

  • Environmental impact
  • Skills and Education
  • Engaging local communities

The project is estimated at £4.8 million

The timeline of the project is: 2024 - 2026

Kent and East Sussex Railway (KESR)

As part of a train line extension between Robertsbridge and Bodiam, KESR will be operating a heritage railway from the main line to Tenterden, Northiam, and Bodiam. This project will bring visitors to key heritage sites in East Sussex. This project will help them achieve:

  • 20,000 more visitors to East Sussex
  • Opportunities for training
  • Greener, more accessible ways of travel

Themes of the project include:

  • Economic impact
  • Skills and Education
  • Restoration of heritage
  • Diversifying audiences

The project is estimated at £2.7 million

The timeline of the project is 2024 - 2026

Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum are looking to expand their space with a new basement store refurbishment. This will create:

  • Storage space for new archaeological discoveries in East Sussex
  • Provide learning space for students
  • Create collaboration with local universities

Themes of the project include:

  • Engaging diverse audiences
  • Skills and Education
  • Cross sector working

The project is estimated at: £663,000

The timeline of the project is: 2025 - 2028

Culture Priority Pipeline Amber Projects

Amber denotes projects that are well into their journey but have further work before they are ready to be funded.

Compass Arts

Compass Arts want to create pavilions in Gildredge Park in Eastbourne for artists who are face barriers to inclusion. The temporary structures will:

  • Provide studio space for artists
  • Provide rolling exhibitions for the community
  • Change public perceptions of art
  • Raise self-worth in adults

Themes of the project include:

  • Improving town centres
  • Skills and Education
  • Cultural tourism

The project is estimated at: £160,000

The timeline of the project is: 2024 - 2025

Add your project

To tell CES about an investment-ready project, organisations can complete a short project summary and explain how it will meet the principles and priorities of the Cultural Strategy and investment principles.

Our subcommittee meets four times a year to discuss projects. You will hear back from us after our next meeting. If you wish to send us a submission to review, please send the completed document to us a week before our next meeting. The upcoming dates are:

  • 26th June 2024
  • 9th October 2024
  • 22nd January 2025