Fabrica is a visual arts organisation based in a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton, which commissions contemporary visual art installations specific to the building.
Fabrica is a place where artists come to make new work. Fabrica supports and encourages the artists with whom it works to be adventurous and to test the boundaries of their practice. It encourages an open dialogue between artists and visitors within the gallery space and produces an integrated programme of education and audience development activity that strives to remove barriers to access, engagement and understanding.
There are six interlinked strands that define Fabrica’s activity.
How is Fabrica funded?
Like most arts organisations, Fabrica is funded from a variety of ever changing sources. Researching and applying for funding is a major occupation for us. There are some basic areas into which our current funding falls.
We are fortunate enough to have regular funding from Arts Council England for whom we are an NPO (National Portfolio Organisation). This funding is typically awarded over a three-year period and regular reapplication is required. This public funding covers about 35-40% of our costs and we have to consistently seek additional sources of funding as detailed below.
Fabrica has a history of successful applications to the European Union Interreg and Creative Europe programmes. During that time we have successfully completed and delivered a number of projects that support collaboration with cultural partners in the UK, France, Belgium, Italy and Macedonia. We are currently leading the project Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place and Possession, funded by the Creative Europe programme.
We regularly apply for funding for specific projects. Growing an Older Audience is an example of this type of funding.
Hiring out Fabrica for social occasions and conferences or meetings is valuable income for us.
We welcome donations in the gallery during exhibitions and events, the majority of which are provided free of charge. If you would like to make a donation to Fabrica, you can do so via our support us page.