HOUSE is a curated contemporary visual arts event, which has taken place biennially in October across Brighton & Hove. HOUSE produces a series of co-commissions, often with city visual arts partners, and invites an internationally respected artist both to produce a major new piece of work and to develop a curatorial theme. 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.
HOUSE was conceived in 2008 to provide a commissioning platform for contemporary visual artists and to promote 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.
HOUSE was devised by Judy Stevens and Chris Lord.
In 2019 Judy Stevens and Chris Lord stepped down as Directors of HOUSE and the Board of Trustees has taken the opportunity to review the creative and strategic future for 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.