Inside Out Dorset is produced by Activate Performing Arts, which celebrates its 25th birthday in 2016 - what better way to celebrate!


extraordinary events in extraordinary places

Through Inside Out Dorset 2016, we continue to seek out and commission extraordinary events in extraordinary places, transforming some of the county’s most remarkable landscapes with exceptional experiences – all of which are free to attend.


how we got here

Since 2007, Inside Out Dorset has commissioned and presented an exceptional programme of the most exciting outdoor arts in the UK to more than 85,000 people.  

our team

We are tremendously grateful to all our funders, partners, volunteers, staff, artists and advisors – Inside Out Dorset could not happen without them.


Kate Wood
Executive Director and inside Out Dorset Co-Artistic Director

Bill Gee
Inside Out Dorset Co-Artistic Director

Jen Walke-Myles
Full Time Producer (Inside Out Dorset and Outdoor Arts)

Wendy Petitdemange
Full Time Producer (Theatre, Promotion, Education)

Irene Archibald
Senior Administrator

Mat Ort
Production Manager and Head of Health and Safety (Freelance)

Kate McStraw
Assistant Producer (Freelance)

Alison Byard, aliBi Consulting 
Marketing  (Freelance)

Rosalind Conlon
Part Time Producer (Dance, Dance and Health)

Michaela Shaw
Part Time Producer (Youth Dance and Diversity)

Samantha Gillingham
Projects & Promotions Assistant*

*This post is made possible by Westone Jerwood Creative Bursaries

Joe Myles
Hengistbury Headlines Production Manager (Freelance)

Andrea Frankham-Hughes
Volunteer Coordinator (Freelance)

Delphine Jones
Associate Programme Project Manager


With thanks to Martha Oakes and Sue Lancashire - Martha Oakes PR, Gillian taylor - Gillian Taylor PR and Andy Hussey - Lost & Found Creative