Creative industries form an exciting and dynamic sector in Portsmouth, comprising artists, photographers, musicians, design agencies, writers, videogame developers and much more.

Business support for the creative sector

There are are a wealth of resources specifically aimed at helping local creatives and creative companies: 

  • Follow the links to our pages for more advice on starting up and growing your business.
  • Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) aims, via its Quality Places Delivery Panel, to develop cultural and creative industries - both as drivers of the economy and as contributors to Quality of Place.
  • Art Space Portsmouth actively promotes the creation, presentation and access to contemporary art practice through its education and studio programmes. They provide art classes, affordable studios and support artists’ development. 

Portsmouth is also part of a joint bid to become UK City of Culture in 2017.

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