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What We Do

Lighthouse is a Brighton-based arts charity specialising in connecting new developments in art, technology, science and society.


For over 30 years, our programme has revealed new ways of presenting artists and the creative industries, how artistic work and practice can cross boundaries and disciplines, and be used as a way of enhancing digital technology and its place within society.

Key projects include Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers, regular residencies, to provide creative and professional development for a wide range of artists and creative practitioners, and Last Dance, a series of events, podcasts, films and blogs investigating the rapid changes affecting UK music and youth culture.

In recent years, Lighthouse has produced, presented, and commissioned work by many internationally renowned and emerging artists and filmmakers, including Haroon Mirza, Peter Middleton & James Spinney, Lynette Wallworth, The Otolith Group, Kutlug Ataman, Matthew Herbert, Metahaven, David Blandy, Larry Achiampong, Trevor Paglen, Blast Theory, Invisible Flock, and Rafael Lozano Hemmer.

The work that we do is funded by a blend of public, private and commercial income. We work with a range of partners and sponsors, if you’d like to talk to us about working together get in touch or click here to make a donation to Lighthouse.

Our central Brighton venue can be hired for meetings, workshops or screenings. When you hire one of our spaces you are supporting our artistic programme and talent development schemes. 


Lighthouse is the UK partner for Re-Imagine Europe, a four-year collaboration funded by Creative Europe that joins ten cultural organisations with artists and audiences across nine European countries.