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A path leading through trees
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Wildwriting! Dorset poetry

Dorset writer and poet, Sarah Acton, created Wildwriting! Dorset as part of Activate's micro commission programme, Creative Communities in Quarantine. Wildwriting! Read more
Sarah Acton and Sophie Fretwell on a video call together
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Artists together

Two artists both working on projects as part of our micro commission programme, Creative Communities in Quarantine, got together on a video call.

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Fuel freelance taskforce

Activate Performing Arts are pleased to be supporting the Freelance Task Force.

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CREATE! Developing Your Idea. Online Course for young people aged 16-25 years.

This course has now finished. Watch this space for more information on how the participants got on.

 

Are you 16 – 25 years old?

Do you live in Dorset (including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) & have an enthusiasm for Arts & Culture?

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Keeping The Remix connected

During these challenging times we're keeping The Remix connected with a creative care package.

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Inside Out Dorset festival postponed

In recent weeks what we recognise as normality has drastically changed. Our day-to-day lives are very different from taking part in social distancing to working from home. In the arts sector we’ve also seen many changes: venues have closed their doors, companies have stopped touring and artists are missing out.

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Responding to Coronavirus

As the public health situation surrounding Covid-19 escalates, Activate are putting measures in place to ensure the safety of staff, artists, participants and audiences across all areas of our work:

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Your help needed to secure future arts funding in Dorset

Dorset Council are proposing significant changes to how grants are awarded to organisations in the culture, community and voluntary sectors in our county.

Please let Dorset Council know that you value the contribution arts makes to life in Dorset.

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World Book Day Workshops & Performance

CANCELLATION NOTICE

Weymouth Library Workshops and Performance

Saturday 14 March

Considering the welfare of all our participants and audiences, Activate has made the decision to postpone the workshops and performance at Weymouth Library tomorrow, Saturday 14 March.

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Lauren's story

Previous Dorset Youth Dance Company dancer Lauren, shares how her DYD experience helped her step into University life. Read more

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