The Arts Development Company believe in people’s ability to change life for the better through arts and culture.

Positive social change

We are an independent, employee-owned community interest company, formed in 2015 from Dorset County Council’s in-house arts team. Our pioneering organisation is the only one of its kind in the UK. It’s our mission to inspire positive social change through creativity and collaboration.

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

Putting arts and culture at the heart of people’s lives

Our projects galvanise and inspire people, engender confidence and strengthen economic development. We are working for a world where arts and culture are at the heart of people’s lives.

We are a member of Social Enterprise UK

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