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).


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


Brand Designs

Dorset Moon