Young Peoples' Projects


As an organisation we strive to work with both young people and emerging artists: supporting new talent and developing skills.

From the outset, in 2008, b-side has had a firm commitment to support emerging talent. The first festival was in partnership with Weymouth College and DepARTure and featured work from students in FE venues. This commitment is also reflective of the current staff team, many of whom have both previous and ongoing work in gallery education, lecturing, volunteering and social work.

Past projects have included young people working directly with artists and producers to create work for unusual spaces including Debenhams store, an old unsused school building and a church yard. To see previous Encounters projects click here

Current Projects

DIVA Young Creatives

We are currently working alongside DIVA Contemporary, associate artist David Rogers and a group of ‘home school’ creatives. Using Portland as their subject we have invited the group to explore, discover and then create their own film inspired by Portland. 

The Emerging Producer Group

Are you between 18 - 25 years old?
Do you want to boost your CV by working alongside an international arts organisation?
Would you like experience in organising and hosting your own events?

Then you're in the right place! 

Work alongside Molly Scarborough, a performance artist & b-side team member, to host an event at b-side Festival 2018. The Emerging Producer Group (EPG) will be a collaboration between 6 - 10 individuals. The aim of the EPs is to produce a site specific event on the Isle of Portland for b-side Festival 2018. 

If you'd like to be involved in the EPG please email: to register your interest by February 2018.

Recent Projects

Mound Movements

Between April - May 2017 we worked alongside 10 dance students from IPACA on the South Dorset Ridgeway. 
Click here to find out more.

Into Dust

Between February - July 2017 we wored with around 20 different young people from Space Youth Project to create a song and music video. 
Click here to find out more.