Free One-to-One Support (currently closed to new enquiries)

Free 30-minute one-to-one session to artists, designers and makers in Dorset.
We want to support Dorset’s Arts and Culture sector through this difficult time. We’re offering our expertise for free to creatives in Dorset to ensure we survive and thrive.

    What Next? Dorset

    Part of the National What Next? movement, this is a space to share, debate and take action on issues facing the local and national culture sector. It’s open to everyone working in and connected to the creative and culture sector in Dorset. We’re holding regular meetings on Zoom. Join our Facebook group for more information and for the meeting details.

    Artwork by Katie Brookes

    Dorset Artists’ Emergency Fund (currently closed to new applicants)

    b-side brought together a host of Dorset arts organisations and artists, including the Arts Development Company, to launch a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money to meet urgent short-term financial needs.
    The fund was for all Dorset -based artists, including those in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.


    Weekly Videos

    During lockdown, our Marketing Officer Jaz released a number of short videos.  Each week Jaz chatted through ways she was having to change and adapt, and offering advice for others in the same situation. Watch here

    Arts at Home

    Like arts organisations across the world, we had to cut some of our arts projects short. Our participants missed out on exciting, creative activities, so we reassigned the money to five Dorset artists and arts organisations who created free activities for people to enjoy at home. Find out more here