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ray lee (uk)

fri 16 sept (portland)
sat 17-sun 18 sept (weymouth)

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le cirque du platzak (nl)

sun 18 sept

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and now: (uk)

sat 17-tue 20 sept

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up in the air

various artists

sat 24 sept

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hengistbury headlines

various artists (uk)

thur 22 – sun 25 sept

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Please help us in continuing to present high quality large scale work by making a donation. If you want to take a greater part through sponsoring and patronage we would be delighted to talk to you too.

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latest news

Vacancy – Assistant Producer, Inside Out Dorset 2020

Vacancy – Assistant Producer, Inside Out Dorset 2020

18 December 2019

Activate seeks a highly motivated freelance Assistant Producer to join the Inside Out Dorset festival team. This iconic biennial festival has reached nearly 200,000 visitors since it began in 2007 and we have a unique opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic self-starter …

Jerwood Arts Funding Success

Jerwood Arts Funding Success

2 December 2019

Activate are delighted to be recipients of funding from Jerwood Arts*. This will help co-commission 2 artists to create new art works as part of our biennial festival Inside Out Dorset in September 2020.   Lorna Rees, photo, Richard Budd …

Climate in Crisis: post-discussion networking event

Climate in Crisis: post-discussion networking event

10 October 2019

Saturday 26 October Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, BH15 1UG 1 hr event (8.15pm – 9.15pm) FREE An informal networking event.  The event is hosted by Environmental Arts Practise Research Collective (EAP Collective) and begins at approx 8.15pm. It is …

a tantalizing tidbit

Inside Out Dorset 2016 Promo

Plus dip into our archive to find out about past festivals here - 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007...

what people say

Inside Out Dorset has been offering extraordinary events in extraordinary places since 2007, gaining a strong reputation for contempoary arts. Here’s what the art world had to say:

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Simon Mellor Executive Director, Arts & Culture for Arts Council England

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There are lots of ways to get more involved with Inside Out Dorset, through talks, workshops and professional development opportunities.

volunteers - we need you!

Our volunteers are a dedicated and happy bunch - and we couldn't run the festival without them. Come and join the team this year!