Creatives Across Sussex

Creatives Across Sussex About

Creatives Across Sussex supports artists, producers and arts companies to create large-scale arts projects with communities in Sussex. We work strategically with local, regional and national partners to support important new cultural initiatives and to help the creative and cultural sectors capitalise on funding and development opportunities.

Since 2008, our directors and associates have worked with more than 150 creative partners and artists in every medium and at every scale, involving more than 3000 Sussex residents across seven local authority districts; they have attracted more than £500,000 in funding to deliver creative projects such as The Ahead of the Game Festival – West Sussex’s celebration of the London 2012 Games, which included:

Whispering Woods – mass participation choral event in specially-lit woodland at night

Blue Touch Paper Carnival – a carnival group created by people with learning disabilities

Dromos – a travelling, pop-up, cabaret-style arts festival

Illuminating the South Downs – a creative response to the museum collections across the West Sussex Downs

The Seed – a theatrical production and on-line game about the plant hunters in the Great Gardens of Sussex

The Big Picnic – A simultaneous picnic across seven districts from dawn 'til dusk.


Our website provides an online network for the Arts & Creative community in West Sussex.

The site is a free online resource that allows anyone within the Arts & Creative community in West Sussex to showcase work, share latest news, events and projects, and network with others.

The site showcases Sussex's creative community, connecting producers and consumers of the arts & creative industries.


If you're a creative of any kind, be it an artist, producer, creative organisation, creative business or venue, you can create a profile page and showcase your work to others in Sussex and beyond. Simply head to the link marked 'Join' at the top of the page, and click 'My Space' to begin creating your profile.

Of course you don't have to publish content to the site to join. You can still post comments, rate content and interact with the creative community here, or even share a profile you like with your friends via Twitter or Facebook. You'll also have the option to receive our newsletter packed with the best creative content each week.


Directory – Profile pages for artists, organisations, creative individuals, businesses or venues, listed in a dynamic, searchable directory covering the whole of the Arts & Creative community, from artists to festivals, web designers, poets, musicians, galleries, architects and theatre companies to name a few.

News – Each profile page can add news, events, space listings and opportunities to the site, which are fed directly to users via the website and the newsletter.

Events – A dynamic events listings area of the site allows users to easily find events matching their individual areas of interest and location. Try clicking 'map view' to see the results on a map, or search by postcode to find events near you!

Spaces – An area dedicated to creative space listings, whether that be studio space, commercial or community venues, galleries, theatre or creative making space.

Opportunities – Jobs, voluntary opportunities, training, project opportunities and commissions, all posted directly by the Arts & Creative community.

Media – All the images, videos and audio files uploaded by users can be found under the media section.

Newsletter – The latest postings to the site will be compiled into a newsletter for registered users of the site.


Make sure to follow us via our social media pages for the latest updates.

My Location

Creatives Across Sussex

The Barn
Fordwater Lane
West Sussex
PO19 6PT

Telephone: 0843 289 5150

Profile Details

My News

Creatives Across Sussex Survey - win an eBook reader! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-03-24T00:00:00Z">Thu 24 Mar 2016</span>Creatives Across Sussex Survey - win an eBook reader! / Thu 24 Mar 2016

Today we are asking YOU, our community, for help! Can you spend 5 minutes answering some questions about Creatives Across Sussex online? The ans...

Reach a new audience: refresh your creative profile for 2015! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-01-09T00:00:00Z">Fri 09 Jan 2015</span>Reach a new audience: refresh your creative profile for 2015! / Fri 09 Jan 2015

Reach a new audience for your creative work this year, by making your profile stand out on the Creatives Across Sussex directory. Listings in the d...

New Creatives Across Sussex parallel website / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-01-09T00:00:00Z">Fri 09 Jan 2015</span>New Creatives Across Sussex parallel website / Fri 09 Jan 2015

We've launched a new website providing info about the organisation behind the Creatives Across Sussex directory. Creatives Across Sussex is an inde...

My Events

Town To Earth / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-10-03T00:00:00Z">Sat 03</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-10-04T00:00:00Z">Sun 04 Oct 2015</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Town To Earth / Sat 03 to Sun 04 Oct 2015 (2 days)

The Town To Earth event on the South Downs at Bignor Park brings this pioneering song festival to a spectacular close. Creatives Across Sussex pres...

&apos;Eat Your Words&apos; - candle-lit night of poetry &amp; prose - Worthing / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-07-09T00:00:00Z">Thu 09 Jul 2015</span>'Eat Your Words' - candle-lit night of poetry & prose - Worthing / Thu 09 Jul 2015

'Eat Your Words' at a candle-lit night of poetry and prose and an all-you-can-eat buffet at Munch Coffee Bar in the Royal Arcade in central Worthing...

Arts &amp; Cultural Education Showcase Event – Sussex Arts Academy / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-11-06T00:00:00Z">Thu 06 Nov 2014</span>Arts & Cultural Education Showcase Event – Sussex Arts Academy / Thu 06 Nov 2014

Showcase Events Sussex Arts Academy would like to invite you to participate in FREE events designed to show educators in schools and colleges what ...

My Opportunities

Funding for Young Designers from IdeasTap / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-05-05T00:00:00Z">Mon 05 May 2014</span>Funding for Young Designers from IdeasTap / Mon 05 May 2014

Ideas Tap, a non-for-profit initiative that supports young creative people between 16 and 25 is offering the chance to receive one of ten £500 Top Up ...

&apos;University of the Air&apos; Commission from Open University / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-08-02T00:00:00Z">Fri 02 Aug 2013</span>'University of the Air' Commission from Open University / Fri 02 Aug 2013

'University of the Air' - An arts project to celebrate research at the OU. The OU wishes to commission four artists to celebrate 50 years since Har...

Dromos Festival Young Producer (18-25) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-03-25T00:00:00Z">Mon 25 Mar 2013</span>Dromos Festival Young Producer (18-25) / Mon 25 Mar 2013

Are you aged 18-25, based in or near to West Sussex and looking to pursue a career in the arts? Creative West Sussex is offering an opportunity for th...

My Videos

Ahead of the Game Festival in West SussexAhead of the Game Festival in West Sussex

The Ahead of the Game Festival was the culmination of four years of cultural events in West Sussex inspired by the London 2012 Games. Between May and ...

My Spaces

Creative Workshop Space for Hire, SouthamptonCreative Workshop Space for Hire, Southampton

Artswork has a new creative workshop/ training space available for hire at Unit 26, Bargate Centre, Southampton- right in the centre of the city. T...

My Friends

Creatives Across Sussex / Local Authority Partners

CreCreatives Across Sussex / Local Authority Partnersative Across Sussex was developed by the West Sussex Arts Partnership, which was the local authority arts forum with district and borough councils ...

Chichester Creative Network / About

ChiChichester Creative Network / Aboutchester Creative Network is a ‘not for profit’ online magazine and network which exists to support the creative industries and people in Chichester...

Ahead of the Game / Making the Most of the London 2012 Games

AheAhead of the Game / Making the Most of the London 2012 Gamesad of the Game was an initiative led by West Sussex County Council and West Sussex Arts Partnership which helped West Sussex make the most of the L...

Dromos Festival / Free Arts & Music Festival

DroDromos Festival / Free Arts & Music Festivalmos Festival is a travelling annual, pop-up, cabaret-style arts festival run by young producers. Over the past three years it has programmed exciti...

Wired Sussex / Who we are

SUPWired Sussex / Who we arePORTING DIGITAL INDUSTRY Wired Sussex is a Brighton-based membership organisation for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media ...