Culture+

What is Culture+?

Culture+ was a free programme of activities that supported 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).

How?

We did this through workshops, talks and mentoring professionals. Alongside direct development with artists, we developed a library of resources and template to help creatives with their enterprises.

What did it achieve?

We supported more than 450 artists and arts organisations from across the region to develop. From our support some became a business, some were able to gain further funding, and others developed 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.

Culture+ Report

These reports were written in December 2019 and may be updated early 2020 when we received data from the final evaluation of the programme from our Dorset Growth Hub lead partner- WSX enterprise.

Participants Demographic Data

Workshops and Events Report

One-to-one Mentoring Report

Early Career Creatives Network

Brittany Ferry Exhibition

Packaging a Town for Tourism

Culture³ 

Brand Designs

Dorset Moon

Stories

Resources

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: Why is it important?

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: Why is it important?

Why should the tourism sector work with the cultural sector? They have much in common - they can create positive memories for an ‘audience’, they are both visitor-facing with much to gain through good customer care.  Without culture, tourism destinations would not...

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: The visitor experience

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: The visitor experience

Now that we have identified what cultural tourism is, in this chapter we will look at how it feeds into the visitor experience, and this is important to future success. At the end of the toolkit we have detailed practical ways you can apply this.  By understanding who...

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: Bringing culture and tourism together

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: Bringing culture and tourism together

Now that we have considered what cultural tourism is, and what type of visitors we can attract to Dorset, we now look at how we can bring together the cultural and tourism sectors in your town of city, to reach new visitors - for the benefit of both. What can you do...

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: Building your brand

Cultural Tourism Toolkit: Building your brand

Now that we have looked at what cultural tourism is, understanding your visitor interests and how to create opportunities for cultural and tourism sectors to work together, we now look at the importance of creating a brand for your town, county or region. How can you...