APEC (Art Producing Economic Community) is an artist-run studio complex, operating on a not for profit basis, currently providing space for 18 non-commercial artists. The studios were set up in 2003 to provide secure, affordable workspace specifically for fine artists – those whose practices are the most financially vulnerable – in an area of the country where suitable premises are scarce and becoming increasingly expensive.
In this section you can find a variety of workspaces available around the city. They range from small artist studios to exhibition and performance spaces.
If you have a workspace available to let, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio spaces for painters, crafts people, textiles, restorers and jewellers.Address:
Artists and Restorers7 Farm Mews Farm RoadHove BN3 1GHUnited Kingdom
Blank is a studio and gallery complex working with contemporary visual artists.Address:
Blank Studios & Gallery108 North StreetPortslade BN41 1DGUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Blue Cats workshop spaces and Community Arts Projects for and by Artists and Crafts person in Brighton & Hove UK.Address:
Blue Cat Studios11 Howard RoadBrighton BN2 2TPUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
BMECP provide support to BME Community Groups and Organisations. Workspace, hot desking and meeting rooms available.Address:
BMECP10a Fleet StreetBrighton BN1 4ZEUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Community space, room hire, meeting, rehearsal, classrooms, an art room with kiln, IT suite, cafe, training kitchen and a therapy room. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the building. Equipment hire available.Address:
Bridge Community CentreLucraft Raod MoulsecoombBrighton BN2 4PNUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton Youth Centre is a very large purpose built youth centre which offers extensive facilities for all.Address:
Brighton Youth Centre64 Edward StreetBrighton BN2 0JRUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Brighton Studios, workspace and venue hire.
Screenprinting, Wet Darkroom & Photography Studio, The Light Room, Craft Room, Sound Studio and Woodworking spaces.Address:
Coachwerks19 Hollingdean TerraceBrighton BN1 7HBUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton & Hove City Council has teamed up with ‘We Are Pop Up’ on a new initiative to provide year-round pop-up shop opportunities to creative brands and businesses. This initiative is part of the ReCreate project, an EU Interreg 4a cross-border collaborative programme between the UK and France. The scheme will facilitate new and long-lasting connections between local, forward-thinking creative entrepreneurs and the landlords of tomorrow.
‘Pop-up’ is of the moment. It is inspiring a new generation of creatives, artists, chefs, designers, event producers and retailers of all kinds. It is changing the way we think about commercial space and opening up a world of new possibilities for the high-street. Property portfolios are growing more dynamic by the day and spaces are being managed in days and weeks, not months. In many ways, pop-up may just be another term for 'entrepreneurialism,' and illustrates that consumers, brands and property professionals are hungry for a more dynamic sense of what a 'shop' can be..
FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS
Brighton & Hove City Council is inviting creative entrepreneurs the opportunity to get involved and to pitch new pop up ideas:
Through this project you could
1) Test-trade a new concept or line of products (Start ups can test their new product, build the market and attract partnership and support. Existing businesses can test a new market or develop lines that respond to seasonal opportunities or the needs of specific communities)
2) Reach new audiences and markets. Cultural or community initiatives and projects will be able to have a literal ‘shop-window’ to engage with communities. For example: exhibition space, workshop activity and information and advice services.
3) Take a thriving online businesses offline for the first time (meet customers face-to-face, hear feedback directly, see how people engage with their ideas and goods in real-time)
4) Trial a short-term shop in a new location (develop a wider customer-base, target new markets, expand a demographic)
All of this will now be possible without the risks associated with long-term leases or the exhausting hunt for viable premises. With the help of We Are Pop Up, Brighton & Hove City Council offers a community of support, knowledge and services dedicated to the particulars of setting up a business on a short-term basis.
FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Brighton & Hove landlords, agents and managers of commercial property will gain access to a powerful tool set to help them manage tenants and their property(ies) on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They will have new opportunities to:
1) Refresh their properties (inviting fresh businesses and their communities to see the property in a new way)
2) Turn their location into a destination (every new shop is an opportunity to promote a space as-a-destination with launch events and ongoing promotions)
3) Curate a unique set of retailers to help stimulate footfall (facilitate variety and try a number of projects to see which are the most successful for the location, make the space simply more interesting)
In the past, facilitating relationships to a range and depth of businesses ready to take space tomorrow would require a dedicated creative agency and/or a powerful consultancy. With the support of We Are Pop Up's online platform, anyone letting space in Brighton are mere clicks away from seeing some of today's leading creative talent ready to pop-up.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Starting now, Brighton & Hove City Council and We Are Pop Up will be facilitating new and exciting connections for space and projects. Anyone thinking about running a pop-up can sign up at wearepopup.com today to get started. Businesses can request space, and anyone with available pop-up space can find great potential tenants.
Fabrica’s Artists Resource Centre based in the gallery has up to date information on fundraising, opportunities, volunteering, exhibition spaces and studios and runs free 1:1 professional development services for Artists.Address:
Fabrica40 Duke StreetBrighton BN1 1AGUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Friends Centre has room workshop and meeting rooms for hire.Address:
Friends CentreBrighton Junction, Isetta Square 35 New England StreetBrighton BN1 4GQUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton Friends Meeting House has venue space available for meetings, workshops, conferences and events.Address:
Friends Meeting HouseShip StreetBrighton BN1 1AFUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Gallery and short time room hire available for meetings, presentations, rehearsals, creative work and events.Address:
Phoenix10-14 Waterloo PlaceBrighton, East Sussex BN2 9NBUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Office and meeting space.Address:
Pier WerksOld Steyne House 21-22 Old SteineBrighton BN1 1ELUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Studio spaces for visual artist full and half spaces available, contact for more details.Address:
Red Herring StudiosUnit C, Westerman Complex School RoadHove BN3 5HXUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Workspaces for designers/designer makers/artists. 24/7 access. Other users include potters, woodworkers, guitar makers, knitwear and fabric designers.Address:
Rodus16-30 Hollingdean RoadBrighton BN2 4AAUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
On online resource for Musicians with a directory link for Rehearsal spaces, recording studios in Brighton.
A creative hub for you to work, learn, shop and share. Offers flexible co-working as well as permanent studio desks.Address:
Super+Super7 Kings RoadBrighton BN1 1NEUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sussex Artists Club is a social and business networking group for artists, arts professionals, art lovers, gallerists, critics, arts models and creatives who are based largely in Brighton and the south east of England. This group is about getting together with other creatives, meeting new people and having a laugh whilst offering an environment for creative exchange and collaboration.
A co working space for artists and digital tech practitioners starting out . Housed in New England House a council owned building and managed by Wired Sussex.
The space is part of the EU Interreg funded project Recreate and is one of 11 hubs across the South East of England and Northern France.
For more information on how to get involved email Studio Coordinator, Rosalie – email@example.comEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Skiff offers friendly, professional meeting room space in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, just 5 minutes walk from Brighton train station. Co-working desk space and workshop space also available.Address:
The Skiff6 Gloucester StreetBrighton BN1 4EWUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Workspaces available for rent 24 hour acess, desk space or office meeting rooms and workshops spaces also available.Address:
The Werks45 Church RoadHove BN3 2BEUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio spaces for artists located in PortsladeAddress:
Trafalgar Works72a North StreetPortslade BN41 1DGUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Studios, sound studio and exhibition space – which is adaptable for different functions from trade shows to book launches.Address:
Werks Central15-17 Middle StreetBrighton BN1 1ALUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking and information resource for the creative industries. Their web-site includes details of workspaces.Address:
Wired SussexUnit D-E Level 4 North New England House, New England StreetBrighton BN1 4GHUnited KingdomEmail:email@example.com
Workflow is an affordable artist studio in Brighton for Photographers, lens-based artists, designers, illustrators and publishers.Address:
Workflow StudiosFreehold Terrace runs parallet to Hollingdean RoadBrighton BN2 4ABUnited KingdomEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org