Little Keep: Cultural Hub
The Arts Development Company’s home in the Little Keep is thriving as a business hub. We’re now home to nine creative industry organisations. We provide affordable rent, networking and meeting spaces.
We commissioned a brand new festival over three weekends in June 2019. Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon made its Dorset debut in three stunning locations where a full programme of lunar-inspired events created an experience that was out of this world.
Babigloo Music for Babies
An approach to early years music-making for children under one year and their parents or carers to support new parents who were experiencing anxiety and low-level post-natal depression.
Our first international project, working with Indonesian social enterprise, Ketemu. We empowered disabled creatives, and encouraged creative enterprises to develop more disability-friendly workforces.
We mentored young people aged 15-24 who are not in education, employment or training. Led by Ansbury Guidance, this project was funded by the European Social Investment Fund and Big Lottery.
We designed and delivered 1,200 hours of quality arts experiences for children with disabilities across Dorset, giving their parents/carers a break.
Stepping into Nature
We were a partner in this Dorset AONB-led programme for older people, including those living with dementia and their carers. We provided artist-led workshops and access to outstanding natural landscapes.
We facilitated business development sessions across eight months for a group of young creative adults who all identified as having a disability.