workers in the arts will meet next month to thrash out an action plan to save the industry.

Discussions will be held in September on the best way forward for Brighton’s creative sector, which has been kneecapped by coronavirus restrictions.

Concert and event venues have no reopening date in sight, with income streams drying up.

So culture groups Brighton and Hove Arts and Creative Industries Commission, What Next Brighton and Hove, and Epic are leading the project to re-imagine the city’s creative sector.

“’I’m really excited to see an action plan that will reflect the diversity of people who are part of the whole cultural scene locally and the new experiences they have encountered during the pandemic,” said Brighton and Hove City Council joint culture chief Councillor Steph Powell.

“This collaboration will place the city in a strong position as funds become available nationally and set us on a positive path to recovery.”

Those taking part in the September discussions will create an action plan for a “collective way forward” in October.