PUBLIC EXHIBITION SPACE
Phoenix Brighton runs a year round programme of public exhibitions, events and other activities in the gallery. This includes curated exhibitions that are conceived and commissioned by Phoenix, guest curators and partner organisations, and a range of exhibitions initiated via the application process described here. We provide a centrally located, well-known, friendly, accessible and professionally managed space in which to present your exhibition.
Artists, curators and exhibition organisers can apply for an exhibition space provided they have in place or are likely to raise funds to cover the venue costs (figures below).
The galleries at Phoenix Brighton are located on the ground floor of the building, which is based in central Brighton. The North (large) gallery is comprised of a large space approximately 11 x 14 metres, and a smaller adjacent space (see floor plan below). One side of the gallery has windows facing the street. The walls are painted white, the floor is plywood painted dark grey, and the ceiling is 2.9 meters high, with LED track lighting.
If you wish to hire the gallery for an event or private activity, please go to this page.
These are the dates currently available, but they are subject to change as applications are processed, so please contact the gallery for confirmation. The timing and length of exhibition slots varies according to exhibition requirements.
9 March – 21 April
4 May – 9 June
22 June – 28 July
4 August – 14 September
November – December
Please contact the gallery for dates.
– Front desk reception/invigilation (Weds-Sun 11am – 5 pm)
– Social media promotion
– Public liability insurance
– Venue management and overheads
The organiser/exhibitor is responsible for:
– Production, presentation and transport costs and labour
– Insurance of exhibition contents
– Adhering to Phoenix’s marketing and health & safety guidelines
The income generated from the venue charge is invested directly into the core running costs of the gallery. A significant proportion of exhibitors have applied for and received support from a range of sponsors and funding bodies; we suggest you include these figures in your fundraising applications, and we are happy to discuss this further with you and offer suggestions. A limited number of bursary reductions are available at certain times of the year, and for longer exhibitions. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for a rate reduction and your reason. The current rates are available here
Minimum hire length is two weeks, with major exhibitions generally running 4 – 6 weeks.
Exhibitions are open to the public Weds – Sun 11 am – 5 pm.
How to Apply
Exhibition organisers are invited to submit an online application
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
– A non-refundable deposit equal to 25% of total cost will be taken in order to secure any booking
– A refundable deposit is held against damage to the gallery. The gallery to be returned to its original condition at end of hire.
Additional services and charges as required:
– Workshop / meeting space on ground floor: information here