Arts by the Sea Festival with Emergency Exit Arts Trainee Producer Schemer

Do you like music, art and festivals? And are you aged 18-25 years old? Arts by the Sea is working in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts to give aspiring young creatives the skills and knowledge to kickstart a career in the outdoor arts sector. And you’ll help programme our festival in 2021! Click here for our FAQs, and to find out more join a programme introduction via Zoom on Wednesday 16th September at 3pm and 6pm (email to receive a link). Deadline for applications 6th October 2020.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities. People from underrepresented communities may include people who identify as disabled, LGBTQ+, Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx and others. If you identify as a member of an underrepresented community and would like additional advice before submitting your application, please let us know in the application process or email Arts by the Sea Festival with Emergency Exit Arts Trainee Producer Scheme OPEN

Public and Communities Engagement Project Coordinator

Arts by the Sea is requesting proposals from an individual or creative organisation to devise, coordinate and deliver a community engagement project of wrap-around artistic content, events and/or activities relating to Luke Jerram’s In Memoriam and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Deadlines for proposals is 12:00 noon, Monday 20th July 2020. Public and Communities Engagement Project Coordinator CLOSED

Creative Workshops Programme Coordinator

Arts by the Sea is looking for a Creative Workshops Programme Coordinator to devise and coordinate the delivery of a programme of online/ digital workshops. The programme can include a variety of artistic genres and target a range of different age groups. The Coordinator can deliver the workshops themselves and/or work with our cultural partners on the programme. Deadline for proposals: 12 noon, Wednesday 15th July. Creative Workshops Programme Coordinator CLOSED

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

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 CLOSED - Closed Monday 30th March

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

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


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