Art Space - Benefits of Membership


Art Space Portsmouth is the preeminent creative hub for visual artists and visual arts activity in the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire area. Members' benefit by association with over thirty years of dedicated support for artists professional development, as well as projects and initiatives that have fostered strong local, national and international links.

Art Space occupies a unique place in the local creative industries community. As a Charitable Trust it is managed by a Board of Trustees that is made up of both industry professionals and artist-members. The organisation itself however is driven by its membership and guided by its needs and aspirations. As such, it remains one of the few established arts organisations in the UK for whom direct, critical engagement with contemporary studio and gallery-based practice is key.

As a provider of low-cost artist studios, and through a wider network of non-studio-holding members - both early career and established creative practitioners - Art Space represents a dynamic and diverse community of artists. From practical support to peer-to-peer networking and opportunities for wider public engagement, membership also offers*:

  • Opportunities to participate in off-site exhibitions and projects
  • Opportunities for paid work and volunteering
  • Opportunity to participate in Open Studio events
  • Hire of GASP space (Gallery Art Space Portsmouth) for exhibitions or projects
  • Being part of a network/group and active community of artists
  • Individual artist's page on Art Space Portsmouth website
  • Invitation to attend artists' meetings and AGMs
  • Opportunity to serve on Board of Trustees (as appropriate)
  • Advertise your events and exhibitions through the Art Space mailing list

*Benefits of membership: subject to change as appropriate.

Art Space Portsmouth Limited. 27 Brougham Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 4PA   Email:
Registered Charity No. 1106685 / Registered Company No. 1590132