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

Recent Projects


[intransit] Producers

The [intransit] Producers are 5 under 25s working together for a specific aim - they are producing and programming their very own WHY? Festival. The WHY? Festival stands for What’s Happening for the Young? And is a festival that was launched in 2014 by the Southbank Centre. The festival itself is always produced by young people’s thoughts and voices as well as always being based around the UN Conventions for the rights of the child. 

For more information click here.

No Right of Passage

Working alongside DIVA Contemporary & associate artist David Rogers we invited a group of ‘home school’ creatives to the Isle of Portland. Using Portland as their subject we asked the group to explore, discover and then create their own film inspired by Portland.
Click here to find out more.

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 worked with around 35 different young people from Space Youth Project to create a song and music video. Click here to find out more.