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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hello to all our supporters, we very much hope that you and yours are healthy and safe at this time.   Along with lots of other organisations, we are looking at how our public-facing programmes and events will be impacted by the immediate and future Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are actively monitoring this situation – the health…

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Come and join the b-side team

B-SIDE ADMINISTRATOR & FESTIVAL ASSISTANT If you have a passion for art & culture and like working as part of a busy team (no two days are alike and we like that), then we want to hear from you. You will be assisting the b-side team in all aspects of programme management to include – festival…

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Support for young visual artists

We are thrilled to announce that b-side have been awarded a grant of £9,000 from Alice Ellen Cooper Dean to develop our bursary and mentoring scheme for young visual artists. From March 2020 – March 2021 we will train, mentor and support 5 young artists from the Borough of Weymouth & Portland (and surrounding areas) to…

Gina Bolt - b-side's new Board member

b-side welcomes new Board Director

We are really excited to be welcoming photographer Gina Bolt to our Board. Gina actively participated in Culture+ (European and Arts Council funded) Early Careers Network Programme learning business skills, marketing and self-promotion, managing money – budgets, tax, evaluation, impact and diversity, leadership and presentation skills. She is currently part of the Board Diversity Training Programme…

Artist Commission opportunity - Stories, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove

Portland Museum and b-side – Commission opportunity for Artists

Stories, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove  Following a successful Arts Council grant application Portland Museum working in partnership with b-side wish to commission an artist to create work in any media responding to the history and environment of Wakeham and Church Ope area of the isle of Portland, Dorset. The opportunity offers up to £4000 plus an additional allowance of up to…

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MAKING ART IN TIMES OF CRISIS – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2019 5 – 7pm Portland Stadium Bowl (then later at The Engine Shed) Portland, Dorset   Artist Michael Pinsky will be exhibiting his internationally acclaimed artwork ’Pollution Pods’ on Portland June 29 to July 01. It’s a thought-provoking piece of art, an immersive installation that simulates the air quality in cities around…

Open Call for b-side 2020

Open Call for b-side festival 2020

Our open call for artists proposals for the next b-side festival 2020 is out! b-side is offering a number of commission opportunities to create new, temporary, site-responsive work in any media for the next festival, September 2020.  The commissions form the core programme of the festival which this year has the theme of our relationship…

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Dorset Moon – Commissions Announced

Dorset Moon is delighted to announce it has commissioned seven new art and performance pieces that will be FREE for the public to enjoy. They will be part of a series of events called ‘Under The Moon’ that will compliment Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon in each of its spectacular locations. DORSET MOON, is…