The Sound of Story
The Sound of Story

What We Do

Lighthouse is a Brighton-based arts charity specialising in connecting new developments in art, technology, science and society.

We provide an accessible programme of training, talks, exhibitions, commissions and education initiatives.

The work that we do is funded by a blend of public, private and commercial income. We work with a range of partners and sponsors, if you’d like to talk to us about working together get in touch or click here to make a donation to Lighthouse.

Our central Brighton venue can be hired for meetings, workshops or screenings. When you hire one of our spaces you are supporting our artistic programme and talent development schemes.

For over 30 years, our programme has revealed new ways of presenting artists and the creative industries, how artistic work and practice can cross boundaries and disciplines, and be used as a way of enhancing digital technology and its place within society.

Key projects include Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers, regular residencies, to provide creative and professional development for a wide range of artists and creative practitioners, and Last Dance, a series of events, podcasts, films and blogs investigating the rapid changes affecting UK music and youth culture.

In recent years, Lighthouse has produced, presented, and commissioned work by many internationally renowned and emerging artists and filmmakers, including Haroon Mirza, Peter Middleton & James Spinney, Lynette Wallworth, The Otolith Group, Kutlug Ataman, Matthew Herbert, Holly Herndon, Metahaven, David Blandy, Larry Achiampong, Trevor Paglen, Blast Theory, Invisible Flock, and Rafael Lozano Hemmer.

Lighthouse is the UK partner for Re-Imagine Europe, a four-year collaboration funded by Creative Europe that joins ten cultural organisations with artists and audiences across nine European countries.

Find out more about our current and past programmes.

For new commissions, open calls and vacancies at Lighthouse; keep an eye on our opportunities page.

As well as hosting Lighthouse’s work in our centrally located Brighton premises, we also provide commercial room hire, welcoming a wide range of companies working within the creative industries and beyond.

If you’d like to know more about what we do, or our venue in Brighton, get in touch.

Lighthouse Values

Our vision is built on a framework of values that define our organisational patterns, performance and culture, informing how we make decisions, the way we develop, the people we support, and the way we work.

To achieve high quality, progressive programmes

In our artistic and education programmes, and throughout our organisation

We are committed to be fair throughout the organisation, across our programming and in all future development

Sustainability & Entrepreneurship
In our financial decision-making and organisational management, and by enabling the artists we support to introduce this into their practice

In all engagement and communications with our audiences, artists and stakeholders

Partnerships & Collaboration
With those who help us advocate the value and need for contemporary digital culture

Lighthouse Arts & Training Ltd is a registered charity in England & Wales, and a company limited by guarantee.
Registered address: 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

Company No. 02032711
Charity Registration No. 296404
VAT No. 654352046



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