Over the summer we will be carrying out a programme of improvements and refusbishements. As part of this we are installing a new café/bar and kitchen facilities, and are seeking businesses interested in managing our catering operations.
Please download the Expression of Interest form below for further details.
We are delighted to announce that we will receive £344,200 of investment from Arts Council England to improve the financial resilience and environmental sustainability of our building by installing three-phase power, investing in high-specification technical equipment, refurbishing the auditorium and stage area, increasing accessibility, installing secondary glazing in heritage windows and improving the Front of House area.
A condition of the investment is that we need to raise £230,000 to match the contribution from the ArtsCouncil for the developments. We have already secured £100,000 but have £130,000 still to go! We will be launching a public appeal soon to let people know how you can support this exciting chapter in Bridport Arts Centre’s history.
We will share more information and finalised plans in due course but hope you will join us celebrating this great news!
Read more HERE.
We have a full and varied programme running over 7 days a week, 50 weeks of the year, and need dedicated and flexible bar staff to provide reliable cover .
Our programme is split into 3 seasons per year, covering 4 months per season, and a rota showing bar shifts needed is sent out at least a month in advance of each programme.
From time to time, extra events are added, so we will email round our bar staff to see who would like to cover those shifts.
Ideally this would suit anyone of any age with a cheerful attitude, great customer skills and the ability to work in quite a small bar with loads of character but not many modern features!!
If you would like further details, please contact our General Manager/Bar Manager, Dee Fenton:
Our first Secret Art Sale last month was a tremendous success. Thanks to the generosity of the public who bought pieces, we raised £4,500 of vital funds towards the visual arts programme. But most importantly our gratitude goes to all the artists, over 60 of whom, kindly donated their work to be sold anonymously.
Megan Dunford, Exhibitions Assistant said:
‘We are so grateful to everyone who came down on the day to purchase unique works of art, we were overwhelmed with how many people there were when we opened! A very special thank you of course goes to the artists, who without, this just wouldn’t be possible.’
Based on the success of this year’s event we plan on making it an annual fixture. There was such great enthusiasm from people who appreciated the chance to discover and collect work from new & known artists, and the money raised is invaluable to us to continue our work.
If you are an artist interested in donating work or would like to be informed about next years event email; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01308 424204
As summer holidays draw to a close and we move towards Autumn, we’re pleased to announce our October – January season, it sees an exciting new programme of events that are not to be missed.
Click here to read the full programme online.
The Arts Centre has received a welcome boost thanks to the generosity of one of its South Street neighbours.
Parkers Property Consultants & Valuers have agreed a working partnership with the Arts Centre which will see the independent estate agent sponsor the venue’s popular event cinema programme for the foreseeable future. Continue reading
We’re pleased to announce a new season of events and activities at the Arts Centre. We hope you find plenty to keep you busy over the summer months.
Download teh Arts Centre Summer Programme online here
Artists are invited to submit work to any one (or more) of the categories and the relevant judge will select three artists from that category to exhibit in a high-profile mixed exhibition at the Bridport Arts Centre from 24th October – 21st November 2015.
The Marshwood Arts Awards is the third in a series that began in 2008. Designed to highlight and promote the wealth of creativity in the South West, the Awards are divided into six categories Continue reading