Artistic Director and CEO (she/her)

With over 20 years of experience working with leading contemporary artists and developing commissions across the globe, Alli steers the artistic and strategic vision and programme for Lighthouse. Alli’s commitment focuses on representing an inspiring and challenging range of voices and art forms in art, technology and society.

Under Alli’s direction, Lighthouse continues to ignite powerful interrogations into cultural themes explored by artists and creatives, through commissioning new works, supporting artists and nurturing new talent.


Creative Communities Producer (he/him)

Bobby joined the Lighthouse team in 2023 as our Creative Communities Producer. His initial involvement with Lighthouse dates back to 2017 through the Open Sessions curated by the then Associate Producer, Elijah.

With a rich background spanning over a decade, Bobby boasts expertise in music management, artist development, creative direction and events. Despite national and international success, his heart remains deeply connected to the youth, music, and community sectors of Brighton. From 2018 onwards, Bobby redirected his focus towards Brighton's local artists and community. Working on numerous projects with local youth and community organisations as well as local artists.


Head of Operations & Special Projects (she/her)

Emma oversees the smooth running of the Lighthouse premises ensuring the safety of the team, the public and the tenants.

She manages our Operations team and oversees event management and project support for all Lighthouse activities. She leads on our environmental policy, team wellbeing, safeguarding, health and safety, security, and licensing.

She also supports our Artistic Director/CEO with fundraising, board and stakeholder liaison and general organisational management.


Producer (they/them/she/her)

Lucie works on the programme team, on the development and delivery of commissions, exhibitions, and residencies, including Paso (2022), The Informals II (2021) and If I Could Get to You (2021). They manage the Lighthouse Young Creatives programme and Open Sessions 2022-23.

Lucie is an award-winning artist filmmaker whose work has screened internationally at over 80 festivals including MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, EIFF, and Tampere. Their films have toured with the British Council, BFI and videoclub, and have been broadcast on Channel 4.

Since 2015, Lucie has worked and volunteered with several UK arts charities including Tin Roof Arts & Dundee Ceramics Workshop, Photoworks, Photo Fringe, Queer the Pier BMAG, Shadow Trustee at RPMT, and is also a member of the Working Class Creatives Database.


Project Assistant (she/her)

Luka is the Project Assistant for our Lighthouse Young Creatives programme. Working in the programme team, she helps to ensure the smooth running of our LYC sessions and events.

Since graduating with a BA in Drama, Theatre and Performance in 2022, Luka has worked for a variety of creative organisations including Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Marlborough Productions, and The Spire. Her roles have ranged from front-of-house stewarding to stage management, to administration and marketing work.

Luka also enjoys engaging with artistic practices such as songwriting, photography, and floral design.


Assistant Producer (she/her/they/them)

Lydia assists in the delivery of Lighthouse's artistic programme. Since joining Lighthouse through the Government’s Kickstart scheme in 2021 she has assisted with the production of many events and exhibitions, including Brighton Digital Festival, PASO at Fabrica, and Whose Anthem Is It Anyway? for Brighton Festival. She runs our monthly open-hour Morning Brew and produces the Lighthouse Nights In screening programme.

Alongside her passion for arts charity work, Lydia is an artist, specialising in figurative paintings that explore heteronormativity, and female sexuality and how these function within the digital sphere.


Digital Content Assistant (she/her)


Working closely with our Communications Manager, Monica plays a crucial role in ensuring that all communication from Lighthouse is clear, concise, and informative. With Lighthouse’s wide range of projects and events, Monica’s role includes content creation, copywriting, managing social media, administration of Lighthouse website and preparing our monthly newsletter. Her role also comprises maintaining current relationships and seeking out new audiences.

Monica has a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex, making this role a great fit as she has a passion for storytelling in written and visual language.

She is the co-founder of a Brighton and Hove zine. Her work questions existing structural inequalities and aims to generate dialogue through the arts.


Communications Manager (she/her/they/them)


Niamh joined Lighthouse in 2023. They have a background in arts marketing and project management with over 10 years of experience in the cultural sector. Their interests lie in using the arts for social change and as a tool for sharing stories that often go unheard. She specialises in working with underrepresented communities and people facing barriers to accessing arts and culture.

At Lighthouse, Niamh is responsible for communicating our mission and building awareness of our work. Their day-to-day activities include developing and delivering on our communications and content strategy, audience development, data analysis and brand awareness. Niamh has worked for various organisations that focus on removing access barriers, including Creative Future, Cardboard Citizens and Brighton People’s Theatre.


Finance Manager (she/her)


Phina manages the finances and strategic spending for Lighthouse. She has a wealth of experience managing budgets and decision-making. She has worked in the public sector throughout her career, continually adapting to the local and national financial picture.

Phina has also been successful with prior grant applications, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure essential services to the community continued. She has a passion for the creative arts industry which is only growing whilst being part of the Lighthouse team.

Her understanding of Lighthouse's vision drives the financial decision-making. With Phina on board, we can confidently plan our future and deliver an excellent programme.


Head of Programme (she/her)


Sian is a Head of Programme at Lighthouse, developing and producing new commissions, exhibitions, films, and artist residencies. Her project portfolio includes The Informals II by Polina Medvedeva & Andreas Kühne, an exhibition and live cut documentary performance for Brighton Festival 2021, Nwando Ebizie's Distorted Constellations for Brighton Festival 2019, and radical internet documentary The Sprawl in collaboration with award-winning Dutch design studio Metahaven. Sian is also responsible for Guiding Lights, the UK’s most prestigious mentoring scheme for professional filmmakers.

Before joining Lighthouse in 2012, Sian worked in development for the UK Film Council’s First Feature Stream, and the BFI Film Fund. She began her career at BBC Panorama, moving to Poisson Rouge Pictures in 2005. Sian has worked on several UK and international productions. She produced short film ‘The Holiday’ in 2010.


Venue Manager (he/him)

Tom manages the events and other happenings at Lighthouse, helping to ensure that Lighthouse is a valued hub within Brighton’s creative and digital community. He plays an important role as the link between venue hire, tenants and the artistic programme, supporting our charitable objectives through operational activities that generate income through events and/or private hires.

He has a wealth of experience in live events and customer service, having worked and managed events at venues and festivals locally, nationally and internationally, including Underbelly, in Brighton, London and Edinburgh, Adelaide Fringe, End of The Road Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival and Charleston.

In a past life Tom was one of the team who created various venues across Brighton, including the Electric Arcade, The Warren and Upstairs at Three and Ten.

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