What is Culture+?

Culture+ is a free programme of activities that supports artists, creatives, arts and cultural organisations to thrive in Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. From March 2017 to October 2019. Funded by the Arts Council England (ACE) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


We do this through workshops, talks and mentoring professionals. We are also developing a series of toolkit and resources to enable creatives to develop their businesses.



What did it achieve?

We supported more than 450 artists and arts organisations from across the region to develop. From our support some become a business, some were able to gain further funding, and others develop new products to offer to their customer.

70% of the creatives who attended our workshops felt that they have considerably increased their knowledge.

60 % of the creatives said that they are more confident because our workshops.