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

5 Festivals Co-Commission

The 5 Festivals Co-Commission open call is an opportunity for artists and creators to produce a new piece of work to tour five major boutique music / art festivals across the UK. The festivals are bluedot, Kendal Calling, Shambala, Lakes Alive and Arts by the Sea. All festivals are known for creating immersive arenas for arts and culture within each of their festival sites. Find out more. 5 Festivals Co-Commission Open Call for Artists CLOSED

Open Call

In 2019 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 CLOSED

Freelance Business Development Manager/ Fundraiser Position

Arts by the Sea is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager/ Fundraiser to play a key role in helping the festival become more financially sustainable and grow in size and scale in future years. Freelance Business Development Manager Role - Application CLOSED

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

Outreach Worker Role – Audience Development project

Arts by the Sea is collaborating with Without Walls in an audience development project based in West Howe, and is looking for an Outreach Worker to deliver the project. The post holder will work with Neighbourhood Officers, community leaders, community participants and local residents prior to the event, and will then deliver an ‘Arts by the Sea Party’ based at the Henry Brown Centre in West Howe on Saturday 28th September. Closing date for applications Thursday 8th August. Outreach Worker Role - CLOSED