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Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved with b-side.

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to learn new skills, develop your creative practice, support b-side as an organisation or help out at an event for a few hours.

The woman invigilating ‘lit up’ the work for us. It was really special to talk with her

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Explore our current opportunities.

Image from Lullaby by Luke Jerram b-side Festival 2014 Photo Brenden Buesnel

Are you b-side's next Director?

Deadline -
Monday 22 June 2020

A creative, visionary leader to drive the organisation’s ambition and expand our portfolio of funders. You will be an...


Your artwork in our windows

Deadline -
Friday 26 March 2021
Celebrating Creativity in weird times

As you may know, the Festival has...

Apply to the Dorset & BCP Artists' Emergency Fund

Apply to the Dorset Artists Emergency Fund

Deadline -
Friday 19 June 2020
Who can apply?

Freelance creatives living and working in Dorset (this includes Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) who are experiencing severe...

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Friends of b-side

Become a Friend of b-side

Join a group of dedicated stewards and hosts, participants, venue-owners and artists who help to develop b-side’s work each year.

The group, which meets once a month, offers feedback on b-side’s activities, undertakes fundraising campaigns, builds connections between communities and artists, and gives input on future projects.

Take a look at this lovely little film about the Friends of b-side group, commissioned by The Arts Development Company.


Help make b-side brilliant

b-side is always in need of enthusiastic and committed volunteers. Roles range from working directly with artists and assisting with installation, to leading volunteer teams, greeting visitors and stewarding.

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