The majority of our work concentrated on providing information, diagnostic and guidance in a workshop format. We also provided direct 1-2-1 support to artists and head of enterprises.

We supported in total 99 mentees, between 4 team members for 3 years, totalling 325.33 hours. Mentoring took up a lot of time to support a limited number of people. On average, for each session we spent 2 hours with a client. This did not include travelling time to a meeting place all corner of Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.


Target no of mentees







Sarah Hough

New Products (work)

Lyme Bay Arts

New Community Interest Company

Octavia Bromel

Become artist in Residence at Adobe


Received Digital Development Grant

Mentoring 1-2-1 Case Studies

The impact of the support has resulted in good quality and in-depth outcomes.

Mentees have been supported to create new companies, to become sole traders, created new Community Interest Company, produced new products and diversify their income.

These are some case studies and reviews from those we mentored.

Russ Snedker

Received Digital Grant


Registered as Non-Profit

Fingerprint Dance

New Community Interest Company

Denman & Gould

New Community Interest Company

Dan Baker

Developing new products

Grace Hancock

New commission

This Activity Report is a part of Culture+ Project Report.

Culture+ is 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).