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. 

Exhibition Programme

Three main shows each year often developed in partnership. We also regularly commission artists in residence.

Support For Artists

Built around the Artist Resource that offers a reference library, one to one sessions, talks, workshops, seminars and

networking events.

Learning and Audience Development

Covering artists’ professional development as well as work with schools, further and higher education students and community groups. 

Volunteer and

Work Placement Scheme

Providing people of different ages and backgrounds with opportunities across all areas of the gallery.

Beyond The Gallery

Covering artists’ professional development as well as work with schools, further and higher education students and community groups. 


Multiple platforms to allow the different voices of the organisation to shine through and to highlight some of the activity at Fabrica that may not have a public outcome.

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.



Regular Funding


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.



European Funding


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. 


Project Funding


We regularly apply for funding for specific projects. Growing an Older Audience is an example of this type of funding.


Venue Hire


Hiring out Fabrica for social occasions and conferences or meetings is valuable income for us. 


Individual Giving

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.








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Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, UK, BN1 1AG | +44 (0) 1273 778 646 | office@fabrica.org.uk


Open for exhibitions only

Registered charity number: 1055584 | Registered Business Number: 3185119


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