Partners & Funders


Zap Art and inroads are delighted to announce that they have secured £215,000 Grant Funding for a new arts / heritage Project. The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England (with a grant of £99900) & the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) (with a grant of £99,990), £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, Award For All Scheme and a £5000 Arts Partnership Award from Brighton & Hove City Council.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 35,000 projects with more than £5.5bn across the UK.

About Arts Council England
We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. 
Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. 
Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. Government funding is received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and requirements are laid out in our funding agreement with them.

About The Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.

Our other project partners, sponsors supporters:

Brighton University, Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton Museum Services, Brighton Local History Centre, Eastbourne Heritage Centre, Eastbourne Winter Garden, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Records Office, Blind Veterans UK, City College, Hove Park School, Three Score Dance Group, Lifelines, Shoreham Academy, Oceana Night Club – Luminar, Patching Lodge Care Home, Boots, Gyoury Self Consulting Engineers, Screen Archive South East.
Digital Consultancy: Dayani Jinadasa


Colin Matthews,Chair of Zap Art said :

Once again, Zap Art is very proud to be in the forefront of bringing art to new audiences within the heart of the community. The fantastic support of £210,000 from the Arts Council, England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund will enable us to engage audiences and participants across many art forms, ensuring that the rich history of the ballroom experience is preserved for this and future generations.

Stuart McLeod, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund South East, said:
“This engaging project will bring people together to explore the history of these two venues and their important connection with local communities through social dancing in the 1950s. We at HLF are delighted to be supporting the project and urge everyone to get involved over the summer.”

Cate Canniffe, Director, South East, Arts Council England, said: ‘This is a really interesting project and one that we are very happy to be able to support through our Grants for the Arts programme. It will be exciting to see the results of this collaboration between such experienced artists, working with Zap Art, to create a multi art form production which audiences can experience through participation and creative learning opportunities as well as through watching the events. It will help to develop audience engagement in the arts and also bring communities closer to local history and heritage.’

Collaborative arts/heritage, site-specific performance project