Open Call for Fabrica/Brighton Festival 2020 exhibition and off-site commission


We are seeking proposals for an artist commission for a Fabrica and Brighton Festival 2020 exhibition split across two sites in Brighton & Hove. 

These sites are: Fabrica, a contemporary art gallery in the city centre and an outdoor site in Moulsecoomb. The work will be temporary and will be exhibited at Fabrica April-May 2020, as part of Brighton Festival and  during May in Moulsecoomb. 


The opportunity is open to artists, designers and makers who have a track record of working at scale and responding to site and ideally in responding to communities.


Budget: £29,000 for both sites




Conceptually the art work must be powerful enough to ‘connect’ two separate and very different locations: Fabrica gallery and an outdoor location in Moulsecoomb. Both these locations are in the city of Brighton & Hove just a few miles apart.


There must be a physical outcome at each site, ie a sculpture, time-based installation or functional construction, which must be durable for the period of its exhibition. This may incorporate a range of media. 


We are looking for proposals that can work with some of the positive attributes of each site, e.g. the natural environment, physical space, community spirit and/or heritage of Moulsecoomb. And the historic, architectural and/or wider cultural connections of Fabrica’s building (Holy Trinity Church). Also that link with the themes of the 2020 Brighton Festival.


We will favour expressions of interest that are experimental, interactive, reflect current thinking in arts practice, and that show a clear understanding of audiences. 

About the commissioning partnership

This is a co-commission between Fabrica and Brighton Festival. It is financed by the European Union (Creative Europe programme) and is part of On The Point a cultural partnership project involving four partners: Fabrica, Brighton; Het Entrepot in Bruges (Belgium); MAMA in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Public Room in Skopje (North Macedonia).

More detailed information can be downloaded here.


Submissions must be received by Fabrica no later than 12 noon on Monday 6 January 2020.

To apply


To apply download the pdf here, equal monitoring form here and email your application to: with OTP COMMISSION in the email subject.



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