AOH Mission Statement

We help artists connect with audiences in self-curated, non-traditional art spaces; which means usually (but not exclusively) artist’s own homes.

To this end we coordinate and promote open house festivals during May, alongside the Brighton Festival, and in December. We also showcase artists’ work online throughout the year.

Our ethos is inclusive rather than selective. We offer the service to all within the 01273 telephone code area, encouraging participation from both artists and makers of all ages, at all stages of their careers, and from all parts of the community including school and college students and marginalized artists.

With a focus on quality and value for money, we work to bring this dynamic mix of arts and crafts to the widest possible audience, providing visitors and viewers with engaging and inspiring experiences.

We are the oldest and largest Open House movement, proud of our roots within the diverse and vibrant artists’ community of Brighton and Hove. We continue to innovate and evolve, reflecting the experience and professionalism as well as the youth and freshness of the city’s artists.

Image: Encounters, May 2017 Festival