Welcome to Phoenix Art Space. With carefully planned safety measures in place, we are open to the public again. Read our full statement.

Creating a space for

Art To

Phoenix is a unique Art Space, located in the centre of Brighton. We were established as a charity in 1995. A thriving and dynamic Space, Phoenix provides and maintains a range of creative opportunities in the heart of the City, including:

  • 100 affordable artists’ studios
  • two public galleries
  • around 15 free exhibitions per year

We feature around 150 artists, including those who have a studio at Phoenix, and others living and working in the wider City and region.

Alongside our exhibition programme, we put on a range of regular community events which are open to everyone. These include:

  • talks and presentations from artists & arts organisations
  • family fun days
  • short courses, one-day events & drop-in workshops.

A great way to join a unique community of art lovers, and support Phoenix Art Space, is to become a Friend

Phoenix Friends

Join a unique
community of art lovers

Phoenix Friends will discover more about the contemporary art world through direct contact with studio artists and their work. Our diverse, year-round programme of Friends events offers glimpses behind-the-scenes with fascinating insights into creative processes and opportunities to meet talented studio artists based at Phoenix. You will also be supporting Phoenix Art Space’s important work in promoting creativity throughout the region.

Our Community

Our community engagement programme is active, lively and growing all the time.

We have a strong and active commitment to our community and we are always interested to hear about new ideas, or ways we can collaborate with others to develop projects and opportunities.

We work in partnership with individuals and organisations across the city on new ideas and projects, which we can extend and expand to widen the scope, and increase opportunities for everyone involved.


Want to get involved? If you would like to find out more, or have ideas for possible future projects, we would love to hear from you, contact Chloe Hoare our learning and community engagement manager chloe@phoenixbrighton.org


Our two patrons are international renowned artist David Shrigley and BAFTA winning writer and poet Henry Normal.

Free studios for graduates

Every year we provide free studio space for two graduate students in partnership with Cass Art and the University of Brighton. For further information, contact our Studio Manager Vivienne Ridley at Vivienne@phoenixbrighton.org

Canvas Coffee Co.

Our accessible café provides a meeting place for artists, visitors, exhibition goers, students and participants in our community events and on our courses.

Partners & Friends

We are part of the cultural landscape of the South East region and partner with Brighton and Hove’s Cultural Framework, a committee member with the Centre for Arts & Wellbeing at the University of Brighton, part of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact Us


10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton, BN2 9NB
East Sussex, UK

+44 (0)1273 603700


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