Art Space's primary mission is to promote and develop contemporary visual arts by supporting emerging and professional artists' practice through the provision of affordable studios, facilities and an extended network of support and participation to professional artists in the wider community. We provide low cost studios of variable sizes to 31 artists in a converted Victorian chapel and support to an extended membership of artists in the region.
In helping to develop artists' practice and associated activities Art Space makes a significant contribution to the cultural development of Portsmouth and South Hampshire. Furthermore, Art Space supports the practice of a number of artists who have significant reputations nationally and internationally. ASP is committed to creativity and cultural engagement through socially engaged initiatives and activities.
Many of the activities that Art Space initiates are artist led in the form of sub committees formed by the membership with a member of the trust leading on each committee; additional support is also given by the studio coordinator.