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Arts by the Sea Festival

27th - 29th September

After another successful year, Arts by the Sea festival will be back in Autumn 2019 with a brand new new artistic concept to explore, Mind Matter.

The question that Arts by the Sea poses for 2019 is…

Is modern life conducive to a positive state of mind?

Arts by the Sea is focused on delivering a packed and fun filled festival celebration, while shining a light on mental health and breaking down some social barriers surrounding it. The weekend will consist of an explosion of art with many fantastic events taking place throughout the town which everyone can be involved in. The festival is delivered by Bournemouth Borough Council with the support of the Arts Council England and aims to provide inclusive and accessible events across a range of disciplines, most of which will be free and unrestricted to attend so there definitely will be something for everyone to enjoy.

The Open Call for artists is now open and the festival is inviting artists to apply and create a commission for the 2019 programme. Successful applicants will receive funding, publicity around their commission and support from the festival’s production team and Creative Producer to realise their idea. This opportunity may be more suited to early career artists, though anybody residing in the UK is eligible to apply. Proposals are also welcome from artists who wish to develop an existing piece of work.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1st April 2019

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