Artist Support

Discover resources, venues and opportunities to support your creative practice.

BEAF works all year round to create opportunities for artists and audiences. We support our community through activities and programmes that help develop careers and provide work. Through our commissions programme, we commission and co-create new work each year. We help to find affordable spaces for creating work. We provide opportunities that bring people together to make things happen. All opportunities are promoted through our newsletter. Sign up here.

We work in collaboration with our partners to develop artists resources. In partnership with Recreate Dorset and running from their creative community hub, TOSH we deliver business support programmes, a start-up business and workshop facility and artists networking meet-ups, talks and workshops. Further info

Open School Creative

Open School Creative (OSC) is a creative development network for all artists and creative practitioners operating within Dorset and the wider South West.

Artist Resources

This is a growing list of resources that has been put together to support artists and creative practioners further, including; membership organisations, funding and grant advice, support groups, anti-racism resources, access support and more. 


We advertise commissions and other opportunities throughout the year.

We are currently seeking expression of interests from artists that are looking for a studio space

Venue Finder

Are you organising an event? BEAF’s venue finder will help you find the perfect setting.

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