Covid-19 Support

Support during the Coronavirus outbreak 

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and we know it is very challenging for everyone. Our paramount concern is the health & wellbeing of our team, artists, participants, audiences and local community. We are heartened by how kind and supportive so many of you have been and, as things continue to change daily, everyone at Activate will do all that we can to support those in our local arts and creative sector.

This page is our way of sharing resources, advice and guidance that might be most relevant. We are updating it regularly.

Work in the arts and cultural sector?

Based in Dorset?

Looking for some relief?

We have moved our team to working from home, but we are still very much contactable and would like to share the advice and guidance that we receive along with moral support. We are working closely with other local arts organisations and Arts Council England South West to ensure the negative impact of coronavirus on our work and those of our peers, friends and colleagues is as minimal as possible.

Staying connected to others is very important at times like this. If you are an artist, freelancer, producer or creative based in Dorset, please do get in touch. Whether you have concerns about the impact of coronavirus on your work or just want a break from this enforced isolation, we will listen and try to find the best way through this together.

Feel free to contact us via or 01305 260954. Please also visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts where we will continue to share updates, information and ideas that we think might help.