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

  • A small grant boost to provide performance opportunities for young musicians
    The Harwich based ‘We are Music’ received £1,500 through Essex County Council’s Culture in Essex Small Grants Scheme for the ‘Get Known, be Heard’ project. More details

  • Essex Summer of Art & ENAS Events
    Essex Summer of Art and ENAS events is the county’s largest annual visual festival, showcasing artists from across the county. An exciting programme of exhibitions, workshops and activities, offering something for all the family will take place across the summer until October.More details

  • Creative Journeys – Artist Commission
    Funding from Arts Council England has enabled Essex County Council to devise an exciting programme of work which will explore the role of arts and culture within care settings in developing and maintaining social and/or caring relationships between older people, older people and care staff, and care settings and the wider community.More details

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