January Blog Post 2022

Let’s start a new year – I think we all had enough of the last one. Let’s have some new beginnings, new ideas and new enthusiasm for all the possibilities that exist because they are boundless! Get your year going with our programme of events, opportunities and exhibitions – read on to find out what’s on offer.

Professional Development: January 2022
11 – 15 January // Various times // Free, Booking essential

Explore our latest round of events for creative people – get support for a new idea with RISE, join Worthing’s new Independents network, find out how to make digital sustainable, try out laser cutting or 3D printing and experience augmented reality with the return of Persistent Peril’s Animated Gallery.

Please follow the links to book a place. Sessions are planned as in-person events but if circumstances change we will let you know and arrange an online event instead.


Professional Development
GB MET: Mature Students’ Exhibition
Exhibition & Workshops // 18 – 30  January 2022 // Closed Monday 24

Mature students from across the creative disciplines at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College put their work on show for two weeks and will also be running free creative workshops in model making, developing a daily drawing practice, and mono-printing (drop in Saturday 22 10.00-11.30). If you have ever thought about returning to study this is an ideal opportunity to hear their first-hand experiences and to explore the degree-level courses on offer at GBMET.


GBMET: Andrea - Moorhen
Grants & Funding: February 2022
1 – 4 February 2022 // Various times // Free – Booking essential

Adur & Worthing Trust open the 2022 round of Creative Commissions which are small grants aimed at locally-based creative projects. Join our launch events on 1 February either online or in-person – use the links to book your place, and if you need any additional support for your application please contact joe.cox@adur-worthing.gov.uk to book a session on 2, 3, or 4 February (mornings only).

On 2 February Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be here to give you the latest info about their grants programmes and also offering 1-to-1 support for your application (on-line option available for 1-to-1 sessions). BOOK HERE

Lastly, but by no means least on 3 February find out about local grants and funding from Adur & Worthing Council’s Investment Officer, including tips on what makes a great bid BOOK HERE.

Professional Development February 2022
One Day Python Bootcamp with Genius Brighton
5 & 6 February // 10.00 – 16.30 // £60 or £100

Budding programmers and games developers get started with Python at a 1-day intensive bootcamp aimed at 11-18 year olds. With experienced tutor Andrew from Genius Brighton you will be working on Raspberry Pi’s and learning about how they work too – with an option to take yours home!

Venture Coders Workshop
Artists Networking Breakfast
7th of every month //  9.00 – 11.00 // Free

This popular networking event is back from 7 January and the 7th of every month at the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Worthing. It’s a relaxed and friendly event organised by West End Gallery and is a great way to meet other local artists and creatives. 

Artists Networking Breakfast
ABCD Igniter Events
2 & 16 February // 2 & 16 March // Online, Free

We are still in a pandemic. How can the creative sector survive and thrive in these times? This series of events in February and March asks the questions and finds answers from people working across the Greater Brighton area.

ABCD Igniter Events
New Community Grants Programme

Community arts and culture groups are eligible to apply for up to £5000 from this new scheme from HospiceUK for projects which approach the subject of dying in an innovative or creative way.