Support Us

B-side is more than an arts festival and we need your help to continue with our year round programme.

We need your help to continue creating new art, supporting artists, young people and sharing incredible stories about the Isle of Portland with the rest of the world.

Bringing new art to Dorset since 2008

Since our first festival we have worked with  artists to support the creation of over a hundred brand new artworks enjoyed thousands of residents and visitors. Our artists have helped to tell the stories of Portland in new ways, in places you would least expect to find art and have enabled new voices to be heard.

“A warm and friendly atmosphere at all the events. None of them were too big to feel impersonal, which made for a strong sense of community.”

Festival visitor

“With excellent promotional material, sensitivity to our brand, and superb communications the b-side team ticked all the boxes… our funding was a great investment.”

Chris Holleyoak, Director at The Penn

£XXX contributed to the local economy

XXX young people involved in b-side since 2008

XX artist bursaries to develop ideas and work

XXXX visitors to b-side since 2008

But there’s still lots more to do…

We want to grow and create an internationally recognised arts organisation providing exciting and progressive creative opportunities for artists and communities in our county. We want to spotlight our local talent and bring internationally recognised artists to audiences in Dorset.

We are on our way and you can can be part of this too.

How we spend our money