Open Call

In 2020 we’re particularly interested in outdoor light art and installation work. 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. Open Call for commissions OPEN


Trade pitches are offered over the main festival weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September) in the town centre. Details can be found in the Festival Trade Pack here and applications need to be returned to Bournemouth Tourism. Download the Trade Pack OPEN

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 454746. Volunteer Opportunity - Senior Volunteer OPENVolunteer Opportunity - Volunteer OPENVolunteer Opportunity - Photographer CLOSEDVolunteer Opportunity - Social Media Assistant CLOSED

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

Fringe programme

Are you a venue, promoter or community group and would like to get involved with the Fringe & Associated Events for Arts by the Sea Festival 2019? We are looking for events of all shapes and sizes across all art forms! Fringe programme - submit your event/performance CLOSED