HOUSE is a curated programme of contemporary visual arts exhibitions and events. It works with internationally respected artists and co-commissioners to develop site and socially specific new works and curatorial themes. Other co-commissioning opportunities are offered to a range of emerging and mid-career artists and artists otherwise marginalised from the art world mainstream, along with a wider community programme.
Conceived in 2008 to provide a commissioning platform for contemporary visual artists, HOUSE to date has promoted a wider public engagement with contemporary visual arts in the city of Brighton & Hove. Inclusivity and accessibility are inherent to HOUSE offering the potential to experience new ideas and different ways of thinking within the artistic process.
In 2019 Judy Stevens and Chris Lord stepped down as Directors of HOUSE and the Board of Trustees has taken the opportunity to revision HOUSE. Consultant Lucy Day has been appointed to develop the future strategy for HOUSE, looking at its regional and national position with the visual arts.