Festival Coast Live! Open Call For Contributors

Arts by the Sea Festival is partnering up with Festival Coast Live! to present a special programme of pop-up outdoor performances across town centres in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole throughout June to September 2021, showcasing the best in local talent and community performers. We are keen to hear from performers and community groups of all shapes and sizes, including musicians, circus performers, spoken word artists, dancers, installation artists and everything in between! Register your interest CLOSED Click here to view the guidance document

General Contributor

General contributors can be artists working in any medium (performance, installation, theatre, outdoor arts). Please use this link to bring your work to the attention of the festival's programmers. General Contributor – submit your event/performance OPEN

Volunteer Opportunities

Various volunteering opportunities are available with Arts by the Sea. Please fill out one of our Volunteer Opportunities forms and send it back to us, or contact us at If you have accessibility needs and would like to discuss a volunteering opportunity, please contact Leigh Hayler on, 01202 128121. Volunteer Opportunity - Senior Volunteer OPENVolunteer Opportunity - Volunteer OPENVolunteer Opportunity - Photographer OPENVolunteer Opportunity - Social Media Assistant OPEN Volunteer Opportunity - Technical Volunteer OPEN Volunteer Opportunity - Volunteer Co-Ordinator OPEN

Sponsorship & Partner Opportunities

We work hard to make a little go a long way, but through sponsorship and strategic partnerships we could do so much more. Use this link to get in touch and talk to us about how you’d like to be involved in specific elements of the festival or the event as a whole. Supporters, Partners and Sponsor Opportunities OPEN


Trade pitches are offered over the main festival weekend (Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September) in the town centre. Details can be found in the Festival Trade Pack here and applications need to be returned to Bournemouth Tourism. Trade Pack CLOSED