We believe Portsmouth is a city of opportunity and creativity

We create opportunities for creativity because we believe it enriches everyone’s lives. By supporting a creative Portsmouth, we help build a vibrant and inclusive community with a strong sense of identity and pride. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We partner with various organisations to support Portsmouth’s creative growth.

We create opportunities for our creative and cultural sector to platform work and develop skills. We work with and in communities, co-creating across Portsmouth to animate spaces and we collaborate with city stakeholders to put Portsmouth on the map.

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An Invitation to Respond: Portsmouth Literature and Literacy 2025

2025 will be a year of celebrating our city’s rich literature heritage, future, and the challenges we face. Portsmouth Creates invites creatives and community groups to submit activations…

WE SHINE 2024 – COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITY

The ‘We Shine Together’ programme is looking to award a limited number of artists with a commissioning opportunity to create and exhibit a new installation or perform new work over 3 evenings as part of the We Shine 2024 festival…

WE SHINE PORTSMOUTH IS BACK FOR 2024

We Shine Portsmouth, the free art and light festival, is back for 2024. From Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November, celebrate and explore creativity, culture, and communities that light up the city…

PEOPLE

PEOPLE

We recognise ideas, explore possibilities and champion Portsmouth’s creativity in all shapes and sizes.

COMMUNITIES

COMMUNITIES

We work with, for and in communities, co-creating across Portsmouth to animate spaces and support creative growth.

PORTSMOUTH

PORTSMOUTH

We will work in collaboration with city stakeholders to put Portsmouth on the map for its creativity,  its communities, its visitor economy.

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