FORM+FUNCTION CIC is a new, one-of-its-kind, change-making creative studio in Portsmouth.
They sat down to work in their first studio on Highland Road on International Women’s Day (8th March) 2020 and have been making friends and influencing people across the city ever since.
In just over a year, FORM+FUNCTION delivered the following projects:
- Belmont Path
Curated the installation of a 45m long, 3+ metre high mural in a popular but unsafe public pathway as part of a city-wide initiative to tackle violence against women and girls in Portsmouth.
- Orchard Park Project
Complete regeneration of much-loved but dilapidated basketball court (and surrounding walkways) on Goldsmith Avenue.
- Safe to be SPOOKY!
Covid and stranger safe neighbourhood Halloween trick-or-treat trail event offered a fun, free and creative solution to build community at a local level.
- Covid-19 Arts Ads
Re-purposing disused billboards in Fratton and digital advertising boards across the city to display positive messaging to key workers by local creatives.
Online pop-up shop to sell artwork by local creatives, 100% of the proceeds of which were donated to a local stalking and domestic abuse charity.
And are currently working on the following:
- Pompey Parklets
A pilot scheme in Portsmouth to green our streets, encourage active travel, bring the local community together and support the independent business through public installations on Albert and Highland Road.
- Platform: Portsmouth’s Women’s Network
F+F Director Annabel is one of the founding members of Platform – Portsmouth’s first cross-industry networking organisation, which aims to connect and elevate women’s standing within the city.
- S.A.D (Street Art District) Pompey
An ‘urban regeneration through art’ scaleable format which aims to create a network of mini-cultural destinations throughout the city.
Become a FORM+FUNCTION Angel Investor, join the journey, and facilitate real change in Portsmouth.
There are only 10 F+F Angel Investor roles available annually.
As an annual Investor, you will receive the following:
- 1-minute F+F Angel Investor film showcasing your business and support
- Film to be shared across F+F social media
- 1 x FREE ticket to a Platform: Portsmouth Women’s Network event at Aspex art gallery each year
As this year’s Angel Investor, you will also receive the following:
- Automatic invitation for you and your team to the end-of-year F+F and UnMade Radio WRAP PARTY in January 2023
- Shout-out thanking you for your support as an F+F Angel Investor and introduction of your business/services to all guests during presentations
- First refusal to join the following year’s F+F Angel Investor scheme
Please visit their Portsmouth Crowdfunder page for more on what they do and the benefits available to this year’s FORM+FUNCTION Angel Investors: