A diverse range of groups and individuals enjoy our extensive year-round learning and participation programme, which run alongside Inside Out Dorset events.

Some of our outreach work can be enjoyed during the festival (including opportunities for audiences to take an active role in some performances), while some are less visible. We also use digital and emerging technologies to make the festival experience richer and more accessible.

Activate (producers of Inside Out Dorset) is also committed to creating ongoing professional development opportunities for local and regional artists.

Open talks, workshops, call outs and volunteering

Looking to get more involved with the festival, or find out more about the work of some of our artists? Why not volunteer, or come along to a workshop or talk — they’re all FREE, but you may need to book in advance. Details will be listed here as events and bookings are available.

We need you!

Our volunteers are a dedicated and happy bunch and we couldn’t run the festival without them.  If you fancy joining the team this year, or just want to find out more, drop us an email.

Professional development opportunities

We continue to grow our professional development opportunities within the industry as part of our ongoing commitment to nurture talent and support our colleagues.

Check back later for opportunities to get involved.

Schools and community groups

This year, we’ve reached more individuals than ever before, the breadth of which is reflected in the many and varied activities on offer.

More information on our education and outreach work will be available soon.