A series of projects that create physical, digital and emotional connections between residents and visitors and the spectacular Dorset Coast.
Little Keep: Cultural Hub
The Arts Development Company’s home in 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.
SWarm is a pilot leadership programme bringing together eight female-led cultural organisations to explore regional leadership pathways for women in the arts. This pilot programme combines business entrepreneurship and cultural practice, and has programme design and impact evaluation at its core. Find out more>
An approach to early years music-making for the very youngest children (under one year) and their parents or carers. It is the brainchild of Jenny Gordon, a Dorset-based musician, who saw a need for quality musical provision to support new parents who were experiencing anxiety and low-level post-natal depression.
My Creative Life
A pilot project that will deliver adult day care differently. Participants will be given a choice of different creative activities to take part in outside of the usual day care settings.
Designing and delivering 1,200 hours of quality arts experiences for children with disabilities across Dorset. Our programme gives their parents/carers a break. We’ve successfully delivered this Dorset County Council contract since 2015.
Stepping into Nature
We are a partner in this Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)-led programme. Our job is to deliver health and wellbeing benefits for Dorset’s older people, including those living with dementia and their carers. We provide artist-led workshops and access to outstanding natural landscapes.