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Stepping into Nature arts workshops prove popular with older people

Older people from Bridport, Lyme Regis and Beaminster have been enjoying a series of free arts workshops. The Arts Development Company designed the workshops as part of the Stepping into Nature project. Trying out different art forms Local artists are running sessions in the Skyrm Room in Beaminster and The Hub in Lyme Regis. Activities include dance, drawing, creative writing, pottery and singing. The workshops are all about having fun, meeting new people and trying out different art forms. ‘It’s an opportunity for people to explore their senses and try new experiences,’ said poet Kim Squirrell from Bridport. Kim...

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Megan is new chair of Dorset Children’s and Young People’s Hub

We’d like to congratulate and welcome Megan Dunford on her new role as the Chair for Dorset Children and Young People’s hub! Introduction: Who you are and what you do? Hello! I am Megan, I work at Bridport Arts Centre as the Exhibitions & Participation Officer and Dorchester Arts as the Participation Officer. I am also a freelance, curator and event organiser. And I am currently supporting Dorchester Youth Theatre What is your background within arts and culture? I have always enjoyed the arts, and making art in particular! I studied at Thomas Hardye School then did my foundation in Arts...

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Landscape and arts video tender for South Dorset Ridgeway

We have an exciting creative opportunity for video makers to film and edit a short video about the South Dorset Ridgeway. The Arts Development Company and the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership are working together to produce a 5 to 7-minute video, plus some short 30-second to one-minute social media edits. The aim is to capture the spirit of the South Dorset Ridgeway landscape. The video will also feature some of the arts projects that have taken place in relation to that landscape. How to apply The video and short edits will be used widely on websites and social media...

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West Bay artist brief

An exciting opportunity for an artist/urban designer to work as part of an engineering team on regeneration projects in West Bay, Dorset. Dorset Coast Forum are looking for an artist/designer for three projects as part of the wider Dorset Coastal Connections’ portfolio of 18 projects funded by the Coastal Community Fund and coordinated by the Dorset Coast Forum working with The Arts Development Company. The project recognises the importance of the artist, who will have a creative and innovative input, whilst being sensitive to the surrounding environment and helping to ensure an exceptional quality of design. This is reflected in...

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The Arts Development Company expands income in first two years

Two years after we were formed, The Arts Development Company in Dorset have successfully expanded our income sources and secured significant long-term contracts. The figures show we are building a sustainable future. The Arts Development Company leads arts development in Dorset. We are an independent, employee-owned community interest company. We were formed in 2015 from the county council’s arts team. Our pioneering organisation is the only one of its kind in the UK. Growing demand for services Paid for (as opposed to grant funded) activity increased by 18% during our second year. This reflected a growing demand for our services. Diversification is a priority. When we began in 2015, we...

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