The Arts Development Company believes in the power of the arts to transform lives.

Unique status
We are an independent, employee-owned community interest company, formed in 2015 from Dorset County Council’s arts team. Our pioneering organisation is the only one of its kind in the UK.

Positive impact
We understand the positive impact the arts can have on health, communities and local economies. We work with partners across arts and culture and in other sectors to deliver projects and develop policy.

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We are a member of Social Enterprise UK

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