Gosport’s Cultural Consortium

A partnership of organisations from across Gosport – Gosport Cultural Consortium (GCC) – have been awarded a £100,000 thanks to funding from Historic England, HM Government, Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

As part of Gosport’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone, the GCC will create and deliver a three year, community-led cultural programme on the high street.

The programme will use arts, heritage and culture to create earning and employment opportunities for local residents. GCC will make it more viable to have a creative career in Gosport, through training and support for new creative businesses and those who are under or unemployed. GCC aims to stimulate broader engagement in the sector, creating participation and volunteering opportunities as well as ongoing self-funding roles.  

GCC will support the delivery of the HSHAZ programme, and work closely with the community through creating diverse panels to guide the programme ensuring those who are those already active in the arts and culture are represented, as well as those who have previously been disengaged.

Led by Hampshire Cultural Trust, the Gosport Cultural Consortium (GCC) consists of representatives from Bridgemary School, Gosport Heritage Open Days, Gosport Discovery Centre, Gosport Voluntary Action, Gosport U3A, Motiv8, Gosport Tourist Information Centre and the Gosport Diving Museum.

Featured Projects

Creative Grants

Gosport Cultural Consortium and HSHAZ are teaming up to fund creative projects. Each year, for the next three years we will be offering grants of up to £1,500 per project to groups and individuals.

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Creative Retailing

Are you a local crafter, artist or producer? Would you like an opportunity to showcase and sell your wares through Gosport Museum and Art Gallery pop up unit on the high street?

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First Timers Festival

Have you ever wanted to try something creative but didn’t know where to start? GCC are planning a weekend of workshops and creative experiences, right here on your high street!

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Guided Tours

A new guided tours programme set to commence in 2022 will bring Gosport’s history and heritage to life. The development of the new tours will be done with the knowledge and insight of the local community.

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Find out what’s coming up in Historic England’s programme of cultural activity taking place across England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones, continuing until 2024.

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