Explore Culture

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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

  • Cressing Temple Barns Artist-in-Residence Commission
    We are inviting artists to apply for a three-month residency running from August to October 2019 in the unique and beautiful setting of Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex. The selected artist/s will be given their own studio space in The Dairy and a £10,000 commission to create an artwork that responds to the site which will form part of a new Cressing Temple art trail. More details

  • Prestigious Summer of Art festival launches at RHS Garden Hyde Hall
    Artists and cultural organisations from across the county came together at RHS Garden Hyde Hall earlier this month to celebrate the launch of the annual Essex Summer or Art.More details

  • New-look ‘Community Initiatives Fund’ opens for applications
    Individuals, voluntary organisations and community groups with a vision to boost their local communities and help make Essex a great place to live and work could gain much needed funding from Essex County Council’s ‘Community Initiatives Fund’ (CIF).More details

  • Creative Journeys Project
    Arts reducing social isolation by successfully breaking down barriers between residents, residents and staff and the wider community.More details

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