About the CHAOS Network

The CHAOS Network is a meeting place, we provide space and time for anyone who is involved in creativity, culture, arts and heritage in Southampton. Whether you’re just starting out or already established in the city. CHAOS is for creatives of all kinds; visual artists, dancers, makers, graphic designers, writers, arts administrators, musicians, actors, heritage professionals and everyone in-between.

The Network was set up ten years ago with a simple aim – to support and promote culture in Southampton by providing the time and space for the city’s creatives to meet, make connections, collaborate and share their experiences.

Since 2010 we have held monthly meetings and sent out regular newsletters highlighting upcoming events and opportunities. In 2020 we expanded our community online and are working to find new ways to support our members and amplify their voices.

The network is proudly independent and is run by a small team who are all part of the creative landscape of Southampton.

Join us and help grow the CHAOS community!


How to get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved with CHAOS –

Sign up to become a member on our website – This gives you the chance to create your own profile and the opportunity to join and start discussions with other members. Sign up here

Come along to a meeting – Our monthly meetings are open to all and new members are very welcome. Our meetings are a place for Southampton-based creatives to catch up, share experiences, upcoming events and opportunities. Find out when our next meeting is here

Sign up to our newsletter – The monthly CHAOS newsletter shares upcoming events, opportunities and projects taking place in the city. Sign up here

Follow us on social media – Keep up to date with what CHAOS is getting up to on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Have a question about CHAOS or our work? Get in touch here

Southampton 2025 

Southampton is bidding to become UK city of culture for 2025. CHAOS is assisting with the bid by providing the official channel for creatives in the city to feed into the plans. We believe that it is vitally important for as many local creatives as possible to share their ideas and opinions about the bid to give it the best chance of reflecting everything Southampton has to offer.

Join the discussion here

Find out more about the Southampton 2025 bid here