Welcome to Portsmouth Creates

Portsmouth is a hotbed of vibrant cultural and creative activity. We aren’t just talking about art galleries and opera. When we say culture and creativity we mean everything including music, art, dance, design, events, writing, making, film, digital media, theatre & museums.

We exist to help ensure everyone gets to take part and enjoy what Portsmouth’s dynamic cultural scene has to offer.

Our values

Passionate & Creative

We love Portsmouth and want everyone to experience how brilliant it is!

Ambitious & Visionary

We’ve got big ideas and we aren’t afraid to try them.

Honest, Genuine & Transparent

We truly believe in what we say.


We want everyone to be able to enjoy Portsmouth’s dynamic cultural scene.


Both politically and culturally.

Courageous & Bold

We’re yes people who get things done.


Culture isn’t just art galleries and opera. It’s all around us!

Rooted in the community

We believe in Portsmouth and it’s people.

Our Volunteer Kickstart Directors

  • Pippa Bostock

    Pippa is passionate about the Creative Industries, having worked in this area for many years. In...

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  • Tim Rusby

    Tim Rusby (57) is one of the UK’s leading consultant-practitioners in the arena of visitor attractions....

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  • Terri Hall

    Terri's day job is the Head of Procurement & Budgeting for Victorious Festivals Ltd – a family...

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  • Paul Gonella

    Paul is a co-founder of Strong Island, an arts & cultural organisation based in Portsmouth that launched...

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How we are funded

Total funding so far (year one) = £200,000

Portsmouth City Council
The University of Portsmouth
Arts Council England
Private Investors
Victorious Festival

Portsmouth Creates is a CIC (Community Interest Company). That means we need donations, investment, funding and sponsors to continue.

To find out how you could support Portsmouth Creates email info@portsmouthcreates.co.uk.