Inside Out Dorset

To stage extraordinary events in extraordinary places, transforming some of Dorset's most remarkable landscapes with exceptional experiences

We did it!

On 1st May 2018 we successfully raised £1,270 with 54 supporters in 28 days

You will help to keep our festival events primarily FREE, as well as continue our extensive outreach and participation events. 

With your assistance, we hope to raise a total £10,000, bringing high-quality events to those within our communities who will receive benefit from their experience.

Inside Out Dorset has been bringing extraordinary events to extraordinary places across Dorset since 2007. The festival will be returning from 14 – 23 September 2018 and full details of what will be happening and where will be revealed shortly.

There are fantastic rewards on offer to say thank you, from mentions in our programme to front row seats at our opening event.

What your support will help us deliver - #IOD2018

Every two years our festival reaches thousands of people in rural and urban locations across the county, presenting performance and installation works by many exceptional UK and international artists, as well as working closely with our communities, from hospital patients and school children to care home residents and mental health service users. 

In 2016, 23,000 people attended events in Weymouth & Portland, Bournemouth, Gillingham, Littlebredy and Poole, seeing incredible work, such as Ray Lee's hypnotic Chorus, the unforgettable Cirque du Platzak show Kermiz, and And Now:'s atmpospheric Wayfaring. In addition, over 1,100 people participated in our education and outreach work, including schools visits to many sites and our ground-breaking, interactive live streaming project that enabled patients, families and staff at Dorchester Hospital to engage with artists and performances in Bournemouth.

We could not succeed without the ongoing and much needed support from our community. We also believe that the arts are for everyone and we are always working to remove barriers to participation. In 2018 we will be presenting more extraordinary events across Dorset and crowdfunding is simply a way of raising the money needed to put on the festival and, where possible, keep it free to access.

Thank You

Words cannot express how thankful we are to every single person who has supported the festival and been a part of it over the last eleven years. Our goal is to continue this festival in the South West that has a growing national and international reputation. 

Thank you for your support and thank you for believing in us and trusting us to deliver. We will repay you as always with the best possible festival in 2018!


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