Brighton’s buzzing

In honour of this month’s 2012 Brighton Digital Festival, a celebration of digital culture, we migrate South to introduce three key arts organisations in Brighton on artplayer: Same Sky, Lighthouse and Brighton Photo Fringe. Brighton’s own Lighthouse co-organised Brighton Digital Festival with Wired Sussex. For the festival, FACT and artplayer’s Roger McKinley is presenting artplayer at the Streaming Out for Digital Audiences seminar on Friday, 21st September 2012.

Organisations such as these featured below positively impact the arts ecology not only in Brighton, but across the UK and internationally through collaborations and engagement with digital organisations such as artplayer, which aims to share the best of UK art on video. Another exciting new online platform can be found at, which is Brighton-based Permanent’s latest digital project featuring a new commission by Constant Dullaart for the Brighton Digital Festival.

We’ve rounded up some more information about Brighton’s movers and shakers on the digital front:

Same Sky – Watch this space!

‘Same Sky is an artist-led charity that produces high quality arts projects with participation and legacy. We aim to mobilise the imagination, strengthen communities and gladden the heart. We specialise in celebration, learning and artistic commissions and we favour collaboration and partnerships in our work. We offer bespoke, affordable projects for all ages and abilities and specialist advice.’

Lighthouse – Check out their channel on artplayer

‘Lighthouse is a digital culture agency based in Brighton. We support, commission and exhibit work by artists and filmmakers. Lighthouse creates vibrant, inspirational programmes that show how important artists and filmmakers are in a changing media landscape. We work with digital art and moving image, which we present in our own venue in Brighton and beyond, nationally and internationally.’

Brighton Photo Fringe – Watch this space!

‘Brighton Photo Fringe supports photographers and lens-based artists by creating opportunities, co-ordinating participatory projects and opening up exhibition platforms. Showcasing the best of current photographic practice, every two years Brighton Photo Fringe co-ordinates a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial.’

Text by Carol Huston


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