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News - 4 July 2012

Brighton Digital Festival funding secured

Arts Council England has awarded the digital support agency Wired Sussex £200,000 of funding to support the Brighton Digital Festival, which includes, conferences, exhibitions, activities, workshops, outdoor events and meet-ups, for the next two years.

The funding also enables the Festival to commission a digital arts programme which will be delivered by Lighthouse and support for an educational programme which will be managed jointly by Lighthouse and Wired Sussex. Last year, over 14,000 people attended more than 40 events in the Festival including design conference d-construct, a mini-maker faire at the Brighton Dome, and the exhibition ‘Solar Systems’ at the Phoenix Gallery by local digital artists Semiconducter.

Phil Jones, MD at Wired Sussex says: “This funding is fantastic news. Brighton Digital Festival is a real grassroots celebration, which has been bringing together the digital, creative, and arts communities’ in the city since 2005. “It will enable us to provide coordination, advice and support to all the event organisers and help grow the Festival into a real international success story. This Festival is the result of the passion of Brighton’s digital and artistic community and is a real opportunity to enhance Brighton’s reputation for thinking about technology in new and creative ways,” concluded Phil Jones.

Sally Abbott, Regional Director, Arts Council England, said: “The Arts Council is delighted to be supporting Brighton Digital Festival 2012. The South East is a leader in digital culture. Increasing the digital capability and creativity of the arts is vital, to ensure that arts organisations stay in the lead of this fast evolving landscape. Many local, national and international organisations, individuals and groups support the Festival. The Festival helps to share expertise and ideas, and increase the imagination and demand of audiences for digitally influenced art. We are taking a huge step forward in supporting all the talented people who work in this area, and increasing the interest in digital art in Brighton and beyond for all ages.”

This year’s Brighton Digital Festival is expected to host around 50 events from a diverse range of designers, tech companies, community groups and arts organisations.

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