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Brighton Photo Fringe will host it's biennial festival in October. Conscious that venues are hard to come by the BPF team are actively seeking venue opportunities for exhibitors and we will share these as and when they are confirmed. 

We are now seeking proposals for ONCA Gallery and The Regency Town House. Hire fees apply for both venues, see below for details. Exhibitors will be selected by venue and Photo Fringe staff shortly after the deadline.

There is no theme imposed. We are seeking proposals that will suit the venue and the ethos of Brighton Photo Fringe. BPF16 is entitled Experiments in the Common to draw attention to our shared cultural and natural resources and to stake out a collaborative space in which artists can experiment and be active agents in their own career development and where audiences are invited to engage with new ideas and images.

Please email rebecca@photofringe.org with the venue name in the subject line. Please summarise your proposal on no more than 4 sides of A4 in pdf format, including embedded images and links.

Deadline for proposals is 5pm 9 April 2016. 


1. The ONCA Gallery, situated underneath the ONCA Centre for Arts and Ecology is part of the ONCA Trust; a not-for-profit charity inspiring creativity and positive action in the face of environmental change. A reduced hire fee of £3,223 or £898 per week has been offered to the Photo Fringe. We will consider proposals for the whole month or for weekly slots.

The ONCA Gallery is a key hub for arts/ecology discourse. They curate and host exhibitions, performances, outreach and events that ask questions, tell stories and initiate conversations about environmental and social change. Since 2012, The ONCA Gallery has both devised and hosted pioneering exhibitions working in collaboration with extraordinary artists, photographers, performers, charities, collectives, storytellers, fashion designers, scientists and explorers.

The versatile main space, with high ceilings, vast windows and light wood floorboards, is beautiful, flexible and inviting. There is access to a sink and kitchen facilities, a small WC, courtyard garden and crypt. The main space looks out to one of the busiest footfalls in Brighton through a large, bay window, which has become its own curated space, stage and discussion point across the city. In addition to the main gallery space, there is a basement space which can be used for installations or video projections. 

More information about ONCA Gallery is available at http://onca.org.uk/ourvenue/themaingallery/.

Deadline for proposals: 5pm 9 April 2016. 

Regency Town House, Brunswick Square, Hove

2. The Regency Town House, Brunswick Square, Hove, has long hosted BPF exhibitions and in 2014 hosted OPEN14, with the outstanding installation by Peter Watkins in the ground floor dining room and a projection of the shortlisted winners in the adjacent parlour. Emma Critchley and Nadège Mériau exhibited in the Basement annexe at No. 10.

Brighton Photo Fringe are seeking applications to hire these unique historical spaces from individuals or collectives. See above for details of how to submit. Proposals for the full month of October for all or part of the available spaces (please specify). Fees from £500 to £3000 dependent on the space required. Invigilation to be provided by the exhibitor(s). For further information please contact rebecca@photofringe.org with BPF VENUE/RTH in the subject line.

More information about the Regency Town House is available at http://www.rth.org.uk/about. 

Deadline for proposals: 5pm 9 April 2016. 

Other venues

These venues are also seeking exhibitors for Brighton Photo Fringe. Please contact them directly. Hire fees apply. 

Nick Ford Photography

114 Church Street

Duke of York cinema bar - email nathalie.m@picturehouses.co.uk