Community Programme 2020 Open Call

Community Programme 2020 Open Call

04 October, 2019

Community Programme opens for Portsmouth Festivities 2020!

After a successful 20th anniversary we are opening up for applications to our Community Programme in 2020.

Portsmouth Festivities celebrates the best of Portsmouth and offers creative individuals and organisations the chance to showcase their work. There were many successful applicants to last year’s Festivities, including Twenty Years and local artist Clarke Reynolds. Many of these community events created projects with a much greater lifespan than just over the 10-day festival.

Portsmouth Festivities is calling for organisations and individuals from the community to apply to put on an event as part of Festivities 2020. This is a fantastic chance to showcase new and existing talent within a Festival framework. It’s a wonderful opportunity within the City and it will increase our offer to deliver the best Festivities yet!

This year there is no theme, so there is scope for you as an organisation to have full artistic licence on the event you would like to bring to the people of Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

“We have had such imaginative and inventive applications over the last few years and we look forward to the outcome of this year’s Open Call. It’s a great way to get involved in the Festival” Erica Smith, Festivities Director.

Portsmouth Festivities 2020 will run between Friday 12 and Sunday 21 June.

If you would like to propose an event, contact the Festivities team at or click Get Involved to download full terms and conditions and an application form.

Deadline for entries is midday Friday 6 December.

Key dates for the diary:

Friday 4 October - Community Programme is launched

Friday 6 December - Entries close for the Festival Community Programme at midday

Friday 13 December - Successful applicants will be chosen and informed

Friday 10 January - Final collection deadline

Friday 12 June - Festival 2020 opens

Sunday 21 June - Festival 2020 closes

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