Please find some information and links below for some of our local colleagues, friends and collaborators.
The Basement presents the best national and international contemporary performance, creating experiences that are inspirational, provocative and sometimes unexpected. As the South East’s only dedicated presenting and producing house of contemporary performance, they nurture and stimulate the creation of new work. The Basement is a springboard for artists, providing opportunities to take risks, challenge practices and make their mark.
Housed in Britain’s first modernist public building De La Warr Pavilion presents a full calendar of high-quality exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, alongside a programme of live performances. Since reopening in 2005, the beautifully restored iconic Grade I listed building designed in 1935 by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayef has become a significant venue for experimental, interdisciplinary work.
In the heart of Brighton’s Lanes Fabrica regularly exhibits single pieces of work by major artists, often with an emphasis on site-specific use of the space of the former Regency Church that is the gallery’s home. From large sculptures, to sound pieces and interactive artworks, Fabrica has a reputation for commissioning and exhibiting thoughtful and provocative work.
Launched in June 2012, Frame and Reference is a Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East initiative. Taking the work of 15 of the leading arts organisations and venues as its inspiration, Frame and Reference explores common themes in the art produced and exhibited by this network, strengthening the shared experience of their audience.
Lighthouse is a digital culture agency, exhibition space and venue based in Brighton. They support, commission and exhibit work by artists and filmmakers as well as creating vibrant, inspirational programmes that show how important artists and filmmakers are in a changing media landscape. Lighthouse also provides a regular programme of events and talks as a space for the public to engage with emerging digital genres and thinking.
Phoenix is a large artist led organisation housed in central Brighton. It provides working spaces for a wide range of artists and holds regular events and screenings.
Photoworks is the UK’s leading agency for photography. They produce commissions, exhibitions and events, publish books and the influential magazine, Photoworks. Collaborating with a broad range of artists and organisations, engaging the widest possible audiences, Photoworks encourages debate and inspires new thinking about photography. Since 2012, Photoworks has curated the Brighton Photo Biennial.