Hove Plinth Campaign
Bringing new sculpture to Hove seafront.
Big step forward for Hove Plinth
Thank you to all supporters!
The Hove Plinth crowdfunding campaign has now closed.
We are exhausted but happy, and delighted that we are now able to add over £12 000 to the £65 000 previously raised and earmarked for creating the plinth and a fantastic site for public art on the Hove seafront.
More than 100 people pledged donations and we have made many contacts with organisations and individuals who want to join us in bringing new public art to the city.
We are now in a good place to close the remaining gap in resources and to move ahead on securing sponsorship for sculptures. We will be back to resume the ongoing fundraising effort after taking a summer break.
We can't thank enough all those who donated and the many organisations and individuals who raised the profile of the campaign through brilliant publicity.
Please see the list of crowdfunding supporters here.
Hove has some impressive examples of Victorian sculpture but very little public sculpture has been added in recent times.
Hove Civic Society wants to change this.
Our key aims are:
- To put Hove on the sculpture map with world class cultural attractions
- To link heritage with contemporary works of art
- To celebrate local artistic excellence
- To contribute to the city’s cultural calendar
Our plan is to install a specially commissioned Hove Plinth on the King’s Esplanade at the foot of Grand Avenue, which will be used for ongoing temporary displays of sculpture.
We have taken inspiration from a revival of public sculpture in the UK and beyond and from the hugely successful ‘Fourth Plinth’ in Trafalgar Square.
The plinth will complete a U-shaped circuit of sculptures and monuments on the seafront and in the city.
Hove Civic Society is engaging with the city council, arts organisations and local societies about the plans for Hove Plinth and has received enthusiastic expressions of support for the proposal.
Brighton & Hove City Council has given landowner consent to site the plinth on the seafront promenade and the planning application was given unanimous approval on the 24th April 2013.