Making Space

Making Space

Making Space is an opportunity for artists to make new work, layout or document work or try something out for a small invited audience in Fabrica outside of our main exhibition programme. Please note that this is not an opportunity for an exhibition.

Fabrica is Making Space available to artists on the basis of testing new ground, to try new ways of working and using the space in imaginative ways. It could be used to make a sound piece, try something on a larger scale or document work.

Artists are invited to submit a short proposal of no more than 1 side of A4, with a CV and examples of recent work (jpeg low resolution images) or a link to your website. The proposal would need to make a case for using the space at Fabrica, the projects would need to run for between 2-4 days and take place on weekdays.

Cost £100.  Artists by negotiation can work outside office hours but they will need to pay for staff on top of the £100 basic admin fee. Please have a look at examples of past projects Making Space Projects Overview where artists have used the space in innovative and ambitious ways to develop their ideas and practice.

Making Space artists are supported in the development of their residency and projects by the Artist Resource Manager, artists can also book appointments with other members of staff to support the development of their practice during their time at Fabrica.


  • Artistic projects in any art form.
  • Fit in with the organisation (i.e. people would still need to be able to access the gallery and be free to do so).
  • Be ’studio’ projects, i.e. focused on developing, documenting or producing work rather than outward facing presentational or public events. Exhibition proposals or proposals for performances seeking a walk-up audience will not be considered.
  • Be up to 4 days in length, access to the gallery space outside of office hours will be considered but this will involve additional costs.
  • Make a case for using this space rather than any other.
  • Artists would need to be prepared to undergo a health and safety briefing for building use.
  • Artists can apply anytime of year but projects are likely to take place in January, February, March and June. (Depending on venue hire and other programming). In September we run the Testbed which is part of the Brighton Digital Festival and is through an open call advertised through the Artist Resource newsletter, Fabrica’s website and social media.
  • If proposals are successful artists will be contacted to discuss details and confirm dates.
  • Please email proposals with your CV and a link to your website to: 
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