Looking Ahead

We’re already excited about this year’s festival, but we’re always thinking about the long-term future of Ports Fest as well. That’s why, from 2022, the festival programme will be defined by five core strands:

Ports Fest Originals: This represents the festival’s new commissions and covers all genres and partnerships.  

Ports Fest Introduces: This is a new strand of work that focuses on up-and-coming new talent in any art form supporting local and national artists.  

Ports Fest Presents: Events programmed by the festival only.

Ports Fest Collaborates: Our creative partners are integral to our annual offering so this represents our creative partners.

Ports Fest Community: Building on our community programme which has been running for 5 years, community groups, forums and individuals can apply to be part of the festival on an annual basis.  


This year, Ports Fest will be held from the 2nd-4th July; many events will take place outside, and all will be run in accordance with government COVID-19 safety measures. Needless to say, the safety of our audience members, participants and artists is our number one priority.


Launch of Ports Fest 2021

Something new is coming to Portsmouth

News from Ports Fest

Launch of Ports Fest 2021

Something new is coming to Portsmouth

Aspex (life begins) at 40!

Portsmouth’s contemporary art gallery announces exciting plans to celebrate its milestone anniversary

BAFA Conference 2021

BAFA announces conference, 24 - 26 February 2021: Rewind, Play, Forward.

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