Arts by the Sea works with a wide range of partners and sponsors who help us produce such a wonderful event. For investment into the 2018 festival we would particularly like to thank our Sponsors Bournemouth University and the Town Centre BID. If you would like to work with us in 2019 and beyond, please get in touch through the link on our Opportunities page.
Arts by the Sea is delighted to have partnered with its Gold Sponsor for 2018, Bournemouth University. With a range of intriguing artwork and film created by award winning researchers and content-creators, Arts by the Sea festival hosted ‘Depth of Field: Research through Film’ – a new collaboration which is hoped to continue into the future.
Throughout the festival, a screen in the Town Square showcased this digital exhibition curated by Bournemouth University from short films and digital media created by its own researchers and academics. The festival is grateful to have hosted this work, which brought a unique strand of content to Arts by the Sea to excite and intrigue all.
“We’re delighted to have partnered with Bournemouth University this year, to bring about a unique selection of digital artworks to Arts by the Sea. Showcasing audio-visual pieces that explore research themes through the medium of film, Depth of Field: Research through Film will provide a fresh and contemporary strand to the festival programme while drawing attention to important work undertaken by local academics.” – Dr Roxy Robinson, Creative Director
Town Centre Bid
We’re delighted to have worked with the Town Centre BID in 2018 who provided sponsorship towards the Arts by the Sea closing procession, ‘Circus Folly: a Night Carnival’. Both Arts by the Sea and the BID aim to increase the number and diversity of people enjoying the town centre, so this proved an ideal partnership. Investment from the BID allowed us to increase the scale of the event and route the procession through key target BID locations, enabling local businesses to showcase their offer throughout the daytime and evening. Horseshoe Common hosted a number of surprise ‘taster’ performances from parade artists throughout the afternoon, as well as performances from the much-loved local ensemble, the Love Soul Choir. Visitors were treated to mouth-watering samples of street food from local traders. Later in the evening, the 7pm procession passed down Old Christchurch Road, through the Town Square and onto the Triangle. Visitors were encouraged to support local businesses before and / or after the parade by visiting mouth-watering array of restaurants and food traders in the area, in particular along on Old Christchurch Road.
“Our closing procession, Circus Folly: a Night Carnival promises to be a colourful explosion of colour, costume and beautiful puppetry, by the UK’s leading carnival-creators, the Shademakers. We’d like to offer our thanks to Paul Kinvig and the Town Centre BID team for supporting the procession this year. With a range of local schools and organisations involved, this will be a truly exciting and participatory spectacle not to be missed.” – Dr Roxy Robinson, Creative Director
Arts by the Sea is proud to be a member of OutdoorArtsUK – a national membership and strategic organisation that aims to bring together the many diverse parts of the Outdoor Arts sector.
OutdoorArtsUK celebrates the wonderful work, amazing talent and tremendous achievements of the brilliant individuals, companies and organisations working in this most accessible of art forms. It believes that Outdoor Arts are a vital and unique part of our cultural ecology and offer the broadest possible access to public engagement with the arts. The work challenges and entertains; it is our most inclusive and empowering art form; it captivates communities, and inspires innovation and cohesion. The Outdoor Arts sector, joyously liberated from buildings, is key to effecting social change and opening up culture with challenging, engaging and sometimes confrontational work. And they do really great fireworks.
OutdoorArtsUK advocates for Outdoor Arts across cultural, governmental, public funding and private funding arenas, develops the sector by providing practical information, guidance and advice, commission reports and share statistics, encourage connections between members and keep them information of opportunities, keep an eye out for emerging talent, provide professional training and offer comprehensive listings of what’s on where and when.
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Arts by the Sea festival is proud to be a partner of the Without Walls Touring Network – a network of outdoor arts festivals and arts organisations which tour high-quality outdoor shows to towns and cities across England, free to the public.
Established in 2007 as a partnership between five festivals, Without Walls has grown in size, ambition and reputation to become a network of thirty-six in 2019. This huge expansion has been made possible with National Portfolio investment from Arts Council England to Without Walls; recognising the value of outdoor arts which bring communities together and attract visitors to an area.
Since 2007, Without Walls has commissioned and supported the development of over 140
shows, many of which have toured beyond their network of festivals to 22 countries worldwide. This new partnership will result in more opportunities for the people of Bournemouth to experience fantastic world-class free outdoor art performances and activities as part of the Arts by the Sea festival.
Experience the Without Walls performances in Bournemouth at the Arts by the Sea festival running 27th – 29th September 2019.
For further information about Without Walls, its network of touring festivals, performance
and dates, visit: withoutwalls.uk.com