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Creative Opportunities

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The Council's vision

The Council’s vision is to deliver a sustainable, innovative and distinctive public art programme which celebrates the Borough’s diverse culture and heritage, engages its communities and engenders a renewed sense of pride and ownership.

We aim to support artists in their continued professional development by providing opportunities for exhibiting, training, mentoring and business support.

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Commissions & Opportunities

Artist’s commission - West End Village Centre, Hampshire (Artist brief pdf)

Eastleigh Borough Council are looking to appoint a lead artist to create a new gateway feature for West End Village Centre.  The work will form part of an on-going project to establish a trail that celebrates the heritage of West End, in particular the inspirational and interesting characters that lived there.

Aims of public art project:

• Create a piece to mark the entrance point to the village centre and provide interest for drivers, pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists who use the routes

• Produce a vision document that facilitates the introduction of further smaller artworks into the village.

• To update and improve access to the history ofWest EndVillageand emphasise the distinctive qualities of the area

• To create opportunities for the local community to be involved in the design of their environment, increasing a sense of civic pride and community ownership

• Contributing to the quality of life in the village through good design and high quality surroundings

A budget of £15,000 + VAT is available for this commission.  The budget is to cover all fees, consultation / community workshops, materials, fabrication, delivery, installation, consultant fees and expenses.


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Exhibiting in Eastleigh Borough

The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh

The Point in Eastleigh is a centre for contemporary arts performance and participation at the heart of the local community and close to the town centre. The venue offers exhibition space for visual artists called 'Watch this space'.

Hampshire Open Studios

Hampshire Open Studios aims to promote the activities and sales of artists and craftspeople living or working in Hampshire.  The sixteen-day open studio 'trail' gives people the opportunity of visiting artists exhibiting in their homes, studios and village halls. Most of the work is for sale, with the benefit of direct selling.

Greyladyes Arts Foundation

Greyladyes Arts Foundation (GAF) is a local arts centre with a global perspective which promotes cultural understanding through art and education, develops community cohesion through participation in the arts and builds relationships with artists and communities throughout the world.

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Artist Studios

There are no artist studios currently available in Eastleigh Borough at present.

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Training & Business Support


Creative Industries Business Advice and Services (CIBAS)  supports artists and creative enterprises by providing one-to-one creative business advice, professional development training, events and opportunities. These services are available free to the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire based creatives, thanks to the support of Portsmouth & South East Hampshire Partnership, SEEDA, Arts Council England South East, and the University of Portsmouth.

Eastleigh Borough Council website has some more general business information and signposts to other sources of help;

Southern Entrepreneurs

Southern Entrepreneurs is an Eastleigh Borough Council project to help small businesses across  Hampshire to start up and existing small businesses to grow and prosper.  FREE membership is limited to sole traders, franchises and small businesses based in the boroughs of Eastleigh, Test Valley, Winchester, Havant, Fareham and New Forest. We offer FREE training, or just motivational and networking opportunities if you prefer - our aim is to provide or sign post to the most suitable solution

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For more information contact Joanne Calcutt

Tel: 023 8068 8822 or email:

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