Final Arts by The Sea 2017 Artist Open Call

Open Call for Commissions

The 2018 Arts by the Sea festival will take place on the 29th September – 6th October. It is a 8-day celebration of the arts with a weekend of free outdoor events throughout the town. The festival is focused on programming inclusive and accessible events across a range of disciplines, many of which will be free and unrestricted. The festival is delivered by Bournemouth Borough Council with the support of Arts Council England.

Call for Artists 

The festival is inviting artists to apply to create a commission for the festival. Successful artist 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. We welcome proposals from artists who wish to develop an existing work.

2018 ABS Commission Call Out

To apply please complete our application form

For all enquiries on our arts commissions, please email

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