View-finder aims to develop young peoples’ visual literacy and encourage engagement with contemporary visual arts in the city of Brighton & Hove and beyond.
View-finder is developed and delivered in partnership by Photoworks, Lighthouse, Brighton Photo Biennial and Brighton & Hove City Council.
Brighton Photo Biennial is an international celebration of photographic practice that takes place in and around Brighton every two years. BPB 2010 was curated by the internationally respected photographer and curator Martin Parr. The Biennial presents the work of international artists from a range of cultural backgrounds, commissioning new work, premiering recent work and exhibiting historical work in new contexts. Brighton Photo Biennial is committed to stimulating critical debate on photography in all it’s forms: new and historic, digital and analogue, still and moving and, through this, aims to reach the widest possible audience.
Lighthouse is a leading digital arts and film organisation that works to create the best opportunities possible for artists and filmmakers to develop, innovate and create. Working with film directors, broadcasters and artists, Lighthouse supports and advises creative individuals and organisations through specialist industry mentoring, commissioning and production schemes, providing powerful development opportunities for the creative industries. Lighthouse also works with national and international artists and filmmakers to develop exhibitions and events that inspire and excite audiences, whilst creating opportunities for people to participate and connect with art, film and one-another.
Photoworks is the UK’s leading visual arts agency for photography. It specialises in photography and media arts projects: commissioning new work, producing exhibitions and publications and initiating research and education programmes, publishing books and a biannual magazine. Photoworks celebrates photography and encourages critical debate; projects include UK and international initiatives and involve work from all photographic genres. Photoworks provides new opportunities for emerging and established artists, curators and writers. Our curatorial projects are based on high standards of research, delivery and scholarly interpretation. We work with museums and galleries throughout the UK, to encourage, influence and facilitate an increased showing of international photography within the national visual arts network. Our projects are conceived in the spirit of collaboration; bringing together different areas of expertise and experience – across disciplines, art-forms and social contexts. Photoworks is supported by the Arts Council England and is a registered charity.
View-finder has been jointly funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, and Enquire.
Enquire is an exciting national programme of projects that engage children and young people with galleries, the contemporary visual arts and artists. The projects are organised collaboratively by gallery educators, artists and teachers.
View-finder is funded through phase 4 of the Enquire programme and is one of eleven project clusters nationwide. Phase 4 aims to explore how partnership working between local authorities, cultural organisations and artists can address the objectives of Children’s Services.
The Enquire programme is funded jointly by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Children, Schools and Families as part of the Strategic Commissioning Programme for Museum and Gallery Education, and the Foyle Foundation. The Enquire programme is managed by Engage and has been developed in association with Arts Council England.