East Sussex Arts Partnership

1. Funding

The East Sussex Arts Partnership has a small number of grants of up to £500 available. These grants are for arts projects which support the East Sussex Cultural Strategy priorities:

  1. Create an environment where great cultural experiences are available to everyone to enhance their quality of life
  2. Create an environment which enables the cultural and creative economy to expand and enhances our ability to attract and retain other businesses
  3. Develop and promote well packaged cultural tourism offers which celebrate the identity of East Sussex, raise its profile and attract more visitors and businesses to the County

2. Criteria

  • Activity must be arts based
  • Activity must be supported by an Arts Council National Lottery Grant
  • Applications will be considered prior to an Arts Council National Lottery Grant being confirmed but any offer will be dependent on an Arts Council National Lottery grant being secured
  • Applicants must supply their final Arts Council National Lottery Grant application as submitted to Arts Council England. Any subsequent amendments will render the application invalid.
  • Activity must not start before the decision has been given on the grant (see dates in brackets below)
  • Applicant must be a non-profit distributing organisation
  • Activity must be open to the general public, be an arts event and have a clear public benefit within East Sussex

3. Deadlines

The deadlines for applications in 2019/20 are as follows:

  • 6 September 2019 (decision 15 October 2019)
  • 6 December 2019 (decision 21 January 2020)
  • 25 February 2020 (decision 24 March 2020)
  • 5 May 2020 (decision 9 June 2020)
  • 15 September 2020 (decision 20 October 2020)
  • 5 January 2021 (decision 26 January 2021)

Please make sure you seek advice before deciding to make an application. Contact the relevant officer below who will be happy to discuss your idea with you and check you are eligible to apply.

4. Contacts

For projects in Rother District

Melanie Powell
Phone: 01424 787506
Email: melanie.powell@rother.gov.uk


Donna Hall
Phone: 01424 787582
Email: dhall.arts@rother.gov.uk

For projects in Hastings Borough

Michael Hambridge
Phone: 01424 451790
Email: mhambridge@hastings.gov.uk

For projects based in Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough

Helen Browning-Smith
Email: Helen.Browning-Smith@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

For projects based in Wealden

Jane Kilby
Phone: 01892 602881
Email: jane.kilby@wealden.gov.uk

For Eastbourne and all other enquiries

the Cultural Strategy Manager at East Sussex County Council
Phone: 01273 481871