Creative Resources

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Our Creative Resources include links to other providers of studios and workspace, gallery and exhibition space, and sources of creative and business development advice and support.

Please contact us if you would like to add a resource to our page

Galleries and exhibition spaces


Art Space

Jack House Gallery

Coastguard Studio

Play Dead Studio

Portsmouth Cathedral

Strong Island

King’s Ship Tattoo

Portsmouth Guildhall

King’s Theatre



White Elephant


Omega Street Printmakers


Art Space

Making Space in Havant

Clay Station

Make Craft Cafe

Studio spaces

Art Space

Making Space – Havant


Southsea Castle

Port 57

Cell Block Studios – Opening late 2016

Creative & cultural networks – local & regional

Cafe Culture
Winchester, Hampshire Monthly networking events for creative people managed jointly by the University of Winchester and Winchester City Council

D-media Network
South East England Membership organisation for digital media businesses and professionals

New Writing South
South East England New writing development agency, membership organisation

PF Meet
Portsmouth Monthly networking events for freelancers working in and around Portsmouth

Portsmouth Film Society
Portsmouth and south east Hampshire Film screenings, meetings and projects

Strong Island
Portsmouth Independent creative community promotes culture, collaboration

Wired Sussex
East Sussex, West Sussex Membership organisation disseminates digital media news, jobs and project opportunities

Wired Wessex
Hampshire, surrounding counties. Provides news and information to small businesses in Hampshire, managed by the University of Winchester.

Studio Providers South
An informal group of organisations that provide affordable studio provision to start-up and mid-level creative businesses. Download the 2017 directory here.

Arts, culture and creative industries support services

AN – The Artists Information Company
National Online resource, publications and events supporting visual and applied artists’ professional practice

Ardent Hare
South East England Supports disabled and Deaf artists (formerly Dada South)

Arts Council
Regional Support and funding

National Online resource, projects and in events in support of visual artists’ professional practice, hosted by University of the Arts London

Arts & Business
National Learning and development opportunities, tailored fundraising advice and resources for organisations seeking partnerships with business

Arts Professional
National Magazine and online resource for arts professionals

National Online resource for contemporary UK art and artists

City Eye
Southampton Filmmaking and digital media facilities, training, networks

National Supports British jewellery and allied trades through a website, enews, resources

Creative Boom
National Online resource and network community celebrates and supports UK creative industries

Creative & Cultural Skills
National Sector Skills Council (SSC) for crafts, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing, and visual arts

Creative Choices
National Online resource offers industry news and insights, careers advice, jobs and opportunities developed by Creative & Cultural Skills, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the creative and cultural industries

Creative Skillset
National Creative Industries’ Sector Skills Council (SSC) for TV, film, radio, interac4ve media, animation, computer games, photo imaging, publishing, advertising, fashion and textiles

Creative Commons
International Provides free ‘some rights reserved’ copyright licenses that allow creative works to be copied, distributed, edited, remixed and built upon within the boundaries of copyright law

Designers and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
National Visual arts rights management organisation generates and distributes royalties money to artists through its ‘Payback’, ‘Artist’s Resale Right’ and ‘Copyright Licensing’ schemes

Nest Portsmouth
Local Start Up incubator at The University of Portsmouth. Some courses and their resource page is open to all.

National University of the Arts London managed intellectual property advice service

Screen South
Southern England Regional development agency supports screen-based media projects and producers

Voluntary Arts
National, regional Promotes participation in the arts and crafts, provides information and training to those who participate in the voluntary arts sector

Business links

Business Link 
National Government online resource for businesses

Chambers of Commerce
National Over 50 accredited Chambers of Commerce represent 100,000 UK business members

Companies House
National All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House, an executive agency of the Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Creative England
National Investment and development

Creative Industry Finance 
National Advice and development for established creative businesses.

Creative Network South
Regional Advice, networking and development

Enterprise Nation
Small business support services

Enterprise First
Regional Small business support services

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
National UK government department administrates the registration of new businesses and freelancers, business taxes (including self-assessment)

Innovation Space
Local Events, networking

Portsmouth City Council
Local Business support and advice.

Prince’s Trust
National Trust dedicated to enhancing young people’s skills development and employability, including business start-up

Solent Growth Hub
Regional Loans, grants, advice and support

Start-up Donut
National Resources for businesses, plus sister sites Law, Marketing, IT Donut and Tax Donut