Sponsorship: The Inventors

“Through our 2017 Summer project, SURFACE TENSION, we directly engaged over 1,600 participants at Victorious Festival alone and worked alongside over 20 local businesses. The Inventors is set to be more ambitious, with the opportunity to connect with even more businesses”.

- Director of Aspex, Joanne Bushnell

Aspex and The Makers Guild are delighted to announce The Inventors, an opportunity for businesses to support a participatory arts project which will culminate at Victorious Festival 2018.

The Inventors will invite the people of Portsmouth to explore new ways of making through a series of free workshops, exhibitions and events.

The project is inspired by our Summer 2018 exhibition by innovative artist Will Cruickshank, who creates sculptures and other artworks by using homemade ‘Heath Robinson’ machines and jigs.

Three artists will be commissioned to act as inventors, developing new work for presentation at Victorious Festival, to be seen by over 150,000 people. Click here to learn about our 2017 project, SURFACE TENSION,

The Inventors will be assisted by ten students (Project Ambassadors) from the Faculty of the Creative & Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth - enabling their further creative and professional development.

The call for support for The Inventors is now open. This is an opportunity for a range of businesses to encourage creativity and innovation throughout Portsmouth.


Download our sponsorship pack (click here) for further details. If you have any questions, please contact the gallery's Marketing & Communications Manager Oliver Tubb: ollie@aspex.org.uk