Key members of Brighton’s public sector attended a ceremony at the Grand Hotel for the annual Argus Community Star Awards this January, with BIMM Brighton and it’s fellow education partners BRICTT and the BFS proudly co-sponsoring a very special award.
For 5 years, BIMM has been a proud sponsor of the Argus newspaper’s annual awards ceremony, which recognises and applauds the exemplary efforts of groups and individuals working to improve the lives of Brighton and Sussex’s wider community. The ceremony this year featured a live performance from BIMM band Baby Faced Buskers and saw key certificates being awarded including Courageous Child of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Local Hero of the Year and the Outstanding Contribution to Sussex award.
2019 marked the first co-sponsorship between BRICTT (Brighton Institute of Contemporary Theatre Training) and BFS (Brighton Film School). The three institutes, which offer courses in key areas within the creative industries, were the apt sponsors behind the annual Contribution to Arts and Culture award.
The prize went to local organisation, Miss Represented, a multi-disciplinary arts collective working with young women facing challenging situations. Previous achievements of the organisation include a collaboration with award-winning UK rap artist Plan B, airtime on BBC Radio 1xtra, an exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day, sell-out theatre performances on themes of homelessness, forgiveness and empowerment and a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
BIMM Brighton Principal Martin Wright, who was in attendance on the night said:
“BIMM has been a longtime supporter of the Argus and all they do for the local community. This year we were joined by our educational partners BRICTT and BFS as cosponsors for the Contribution to Art and Culture award. We all attended the wonderful event at The Grand Hotel alongside every nominee and sponsor to celebrate the amazing achievements of some incredible people who have shown selflessness and courage in the face of great adversity.”
These sentiments were mirrored by BFS college principal Itziar Leighton who said:
“We were so happy to be part of this inspirational event alongside our partners BIMM and BRICTT and have the opportunity to cosponsor the Contribution to Art and Culture Award. Really the achievements were outstanding, hugely inspirational and a truly uplifting experience. Thank you to the Argus who make this possible, bringing such positivity and pride to the city.”
As a company which helps young women regain confidence in themselves through the creation of art, BIMM and its education partners were extremely proud to show support for Miss Represented and look forward to seeing more great work from the organisation in future, as well as further involvement with the Argus’ annual Community Stars Awards.
For more information on the Argus Community Stars Awards 2019, including its other noteworthy winners, click here.