Culture and Creativity along the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is buzzing with cultural activity - in village halls, major arts centres, hidden museums, and in the open spaces around the coast itself.

The Jurassic Coast Partnership believes that culture and creativity are key to good Site management, whether this is through local museums, arts projects which are specially developed to address a certain issue or how benches and bridges on the coast path are designed and built.  

This section is primarily for artists who wants some support with their work.  If you would like to see more information about the great work on offer along the coast have a look through the pages to the left and right of this one as well where you can find out more about the projects that we are currently involved with.

Find out more about the museums and visitor centres along the Coast.

Find out the full range of cultural activities for summer 2012 at Maritime Mix - the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the sea.

If you are a creative person living near to the Jurassic Coast, these are some resources to link you in to other like minded people, both locally and nationally.

The Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in experiences that enrich people's lives. As the national development agency for the arts, they support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.

Nationally, it is also worth knowing about the work of the Voluntary Arts Network who are the national development agency for the voluntary arts. Over half the UK adult population is involved in the voluntary arts and crafts - those arts and crafts that people undertake for self-improvement, social networking and leisure, but not primarily for payment. They are wide-ranging and include folk, dance, drama, literature, media, music, visual arts, crafts and applied arts, and festivals.

Closer to home there are many people working to support this sector.

If you live in Dorset, Dorset Visual Arts aims to develop high profile events, publications and other opportunities for the county's artists. Activate produces, promotes and develops the performing arts in Dorset with the belief that artists can affect and/or provide positive change in our communities. Artsreach is the Rural Touring Network, getting arts out into small communities.

If you live in Devon, Dance in Devon is the dance development agency which celebrates, enhances and encourages dance and dancers throughout the County, increasing opportunities for as many people as possible to take part in, watch or create dance.  Devon Artist Network is a membership organisation set up to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for artists and makers in Devon, and Villages in Action is the Rural Touring Network.

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