Photo Credit:  Sarah Brownlow
Photo Credit: Sarah Brownlow

Lighthouse Project Space

Lighthouse Project Space is Brighton’s first public youth-led art space launching on 28 June 2024, providing a vital platform for young artists and musicians in the creative sector.

Our new art space will be the first dedicated public space in the City – an addition to our existing office site on Kensington Street. The 130 square metre space, to the back of New England House, with its own entrance on Elder Street off London Road, will provide young creatives with a dynamic, multipurpose space to produce, create, perform, showcase and collaborate on artistic projects.

We developed the concept with Spacemakers, a regeneration group working in Brighton, London and Stockholm. The design and build were done by Alex Peters, a Brighton-based designer-maker, and adapts a long-disused, 1960s light-industrial unit.

The space will open with a group exhibition curated by Lighthouse’s newly appointed ‘Future Creative Leaders’, a team of six artists aged between 19-26 years old. Going forward, it will host a public events programme platforming and supporting young creatives in the city, funded and supported by Art Fund’s ‘Reimagine Grants’ programme.

Future Creative Leaders’ is a year-long initiative that supports the careers of young people with hopes and dreams to work with creative technology across visual art, music, spoken word and other art forms. The initiative is designed to bridge the gap between young people from different backgrounds and the creative digital sector.

inside of Lighthouse Project Space

Photo Credit: Nuria Castro


Lighthouse Project Space, New England House, Elder Place, York Hill Corner, BN1 4GH ( map )

We have step-free access just to the left of our space. The step-free ramp is 1 metre wide, after the ramp you reach a blue door please use the 'Lighthouse' doorbell, one of the team will come to let you in and you will then go through a door that is 34 in / 86.5cm wide and after that another door in to the space that is 33.5 in / 85cm wide. There is an accessible toilet in the space on the same floor.
We have one accessible parking space that must be booked in advance. For further information email info@lighthouse.org.uk or call 01273 647197.

Watch our video on How to get to Lighthouse Project Space, New England House. The last 15 seconds show our step-free access. We are fundraising to adapt our entrance, so that everyone enters our space through the same door.



Spacemakers is a utopian regeneration agency which aims to get inside the machinery of urban regeneration and use it for good instead of evil. Spacemakers’ work has produced new cultural infrastructure and interventions across the country, and has been featured across the national press and shown in locations such as the Shenzhen Biennale, the Barbican and the V&A. Projects include the regeneration of Brixton Village market in London; the Brighton School, a radical, postgraduate art school, producing public art for the city; and a multi-million pound programme of regeneration for the world’s biggest council housing estate, the Becontree Estate in Dagenham — including new playgrounds by artists Eva Rothschild and Yinka Ilori.

www.spacemakers.info | @_spacemakers


Alex Peters, a Brighton-based designer-maker, specialising in metal and woodwork.



Art Fund is the national charity for art, helping museums and people to share in great art and culture for 120 years. Art Fund raises millions of pounds every year to help the UK’s museums, galleries and historic houses. The charity funds art, enabling the UK’s museums to buy and share exciting works, connect with their communities, and inspire the next generation. It builds audiences, with its National Art Pass opening doors to great culture. And it amplifies the museum sector through the world’s largest museum prize, Museum of the Year, and creative events that bring the UK’s museums together. Art Fund is people-powered by 135,000 members who buy a National Art Pass, and the donors, trusts and foundations who support the charity. The National Art Pass provides free or discounted entry to over 850 museums, galleries and historic places, 50% off major exhibitions, and Art Quarterly magazine.

www.artfund.org | @artfund


The Chalk Cliff Trust is a foundation set up to provide grants and donations to charities, action groups and benevolent organisations in East Sussex.


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