Arts and culture is vital for everyone. It shapes our environment, improves our wellbeing and brings people together.

The Arts Development Company connect arts, health, business and environment sectors together, to deliver enriching experiences in Dorset and beyond.

We champion equality and diversity at all levels in the arts and culture sector.

We explore and share innovative ways to fund arts and culture in the U.K to ensure it has a sustainable and thriving future.

OUR PRIORITIES

BETTER HEALTH & WELLBEING
Mental health, social isolation and unemployment are all pressing and immediate issues. We aim to improve people’s wellbeing and increase their life chances through creative participatory workshops and courses.

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS & COMMUNITIES
Meaningful and sustainable public spaces can unify a community, increase tourism and improve wellbeing. Through our placemaking projects we want to support villages, towns and cities to create enjoyable public spaces.

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Everyone should have access to high-quality arts and culture. We identify gaps in the arts and culture on offer and find creative solutions for the Local Authorities and organisations to address these inequalities.

A SECURE FUTURE FOR ARTS & CULTURE
Arts and culture needs to be resilient to change. We continue to broker partnerships between the arts and other sectors to find new funding streams to strengthen the sector and secure the future of arts and culture in Dorset and beyond.