We’re recruiting trustees!

Portsmouth Creates is a catalyst organisation. Our mission is to enable change, nurture careers, foster business growth and to raise the aspirations and ownership of culture within the city of Portsmouth.

Having successfully delivered numerous collaborative community projects including the illuminating We Shine Portsmouth festival of light and art and the hugely popular We Create Markets in disused urban spaces and having recently recruited to the Chief Executive Officer role, it is now time for us to re-set and deliver on our vision to spearhead a cultural-led regeneration, raising the bar and collaborating both within the city and with our neighbours in the Solent, to see Portsmouth become recognised as the city of creativity and culture.

The Board is looking to expand our group of Trustees as we move into our next phase of development and is particularly interested in recruiting candidates with skills and experience in the following areas: finance, education, diversity, health and well-being, cultural and creative industries.

The Board of Trustees is critical in setting and overseeing our mission and working with the executive team to lead on and enact the vision for the organisation’s future. You don’t have to have previous experience as a Board member or Trustee. What we want are diverse, enthusiastic and committed applicants who believe in Portsmouth and the fundamental value of arts and culture, and who are able to apply their particular skills and life experience to this dynamic organisation, with its broad business model. 

We need our Board of Trustees to be representative of our city, the professionals we work with, and the audiences we seek to engage. We therefore strongly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, young, disabled, LGBTQI+, working class, or living or working in areas of socioeconomic deprivation in Portsmouth

If like us, you  believe that culture is a right, not a privilege, and that everyone deserves access to the benefits that cultural engagement brings and to see themselves and their communities represented in the best of what the city has to offer, then please download the application pack or contact us for an informal chat louise@portsmouthcreates.co.uk