Get Involved

We’re proud of our city and it’s time to let the rest of the world know, too.

The first phase of our bid was a consultation process where we talked to people from across the city about who we are; the opportunities and challenges we face and what culture means to Southampton.

We’re proud of our city and it’s time to let the rest of the world know, too. Our bid won’t win without your support. So how can you get involved?

Invest in our Bid

Investing in a city’s future is a rare opportunity. Join organisations across the city by becoming a partner to the bid. To see who’s already pledged their support view Our Partners.



Stay up to date

Stay up to date with opportunities, news and updates by following us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe to receive email updates. Share your support for our bid on your social channels. Send us a photo that you think sums up the city or tell us about your favourite place or why you think Southampton should win. Don’t forget to tag us in and use the hashtag #SO25 and #OurSouthampton

Get in Touch

If you have a question or want to tell us why you think Southampton should be UK City of Culture drop us a line at

Are you a young person living in Southampton? Creating opportunities for you is at the heart of our bid. We recently launched OUR TIME, a talent development initiative giving funding to young artists and creatives in the city. Meet the first young people to benefit and watch out for new opportunities coming soon.

Join the Gateway Club

Business is backing the bid and you can be part of it. If you’re a Southampton-based business join our new Gateway Club providing networking opportunities, connections and invitations to exclusive events and employees membership benefits.

Gateway Club

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