Explore Culture

Welcome to Explore Culture, a one-stop shop for people living, working and visiting Essex to find out about cultural events and activities around the county. You can catch up on the latest news and developments, get information on cultural funding, and if you’re an organisation or venue, it’s a free resource for you to tell people about what you’re doing and how they can get involved.

ExploreCulture is run by Essex County Council’s Cultural Development team, helping to support a vibrant cultural economy for everyone to enjoy. If you’d like to get in touch with suggestions, questions or comments, please contact us: culture@essex.gov.uk

  • Art, music, dance and more: ‘Culture in Essex - Small Grants Scheme’ opens for applications
    Individuals, voluntary organisations and community groups with a vision to host a community arts or heritage activity in Essex this year could gain much needed funding from Essex County Council’s ‘Culture in Essex - Small Grants Scheme’.More details

  • Arts Council England and Essex County Council partnership achieves success in supporting more arts projects across Essex
    A new partnership between Arts Council England and Essex County Council designed to increase arts opportunities in Essex has already seen strong success – with 30 Grants for the Arts applications funded in the first six months of 2016/17, compared with 34 for the whole of 2015/16. More details

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