b-side Festival 2018 open call

b-side is offering a number of commission opportunities to create new, temporary, site-responsive work in any media for the next festival, 8 - 16 September 2018. Proposals can be for any amount up to £4000 - we expect to commission work across a range of contexts, concepts and costs. An additional allowance of up to £760 per commission is available towards travel and accommodation.

Deadline for applications is 9am Monday 6 November 2017.


Into Dust

Into Dust is an original song and music video commissioned by b-side.
To find out more about Into Dust please click here.

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Weymouth and Portland

b-side is an artist-led arts organisation based in Dorset.

We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal, often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. There is a b-side festival every two years in Weymouth and Portland.

A b-side festival can provide moments of reflection, beauty, surreal interventions and unexpected encounters with art.

Our last Festival was in September 2016, take a look at the 2016 archive to see the breadth of work we produce.

Outpost Programme September-October 2017

The Outpost Programme can be viewed online with our interactive reader. You can also download a PDF copy at the link below. The Outpost Programme is also available to pick up for free at various locations around Portland and Weymouth.

Download Outpost Programme Download Outpost Programme PDF (2.2MB)