"Artists are explorers...

...so who better to show us the town and the landscape anew? Artists take us into that building that we pass every day and never went into. Artists can show us people in our midst that we might otherwise overlook."

- David Binder, The Arts Festival Revolution, TED Talks

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Video credits: Filmed contributions by Darryl Smith, Greg Francis, Arran Green, Sally Watkins, Katy Star, Sandy Kirkby. Edited by Lucy Watkins. Soundtrack: Extracts from b-side 2012 commissioned artists

Weymouth and Portland

b-side multimedia is an artist-led arts organisation based in Dorset.

We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal, often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. There is a b-side festival every two years in Weymouth and Portland – the next b-side Festival will be September 5th - 14th 2014.

A b-side festival can provide moments of reflection, beauty, surreal interventions and unexpected encounters with art.

Our next Festival in September 2014 will be no exception, take a look at the Festival page to see what our festival artists are working on currently, our new Festival page will be launched soon with full programme details

What's On

What's on

View our upcoming events and projects.

Get Involved

Get involved

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Artist Opportunities

Artist opportunities

Calling all artists! See how you can be a part of b-side.

Symposium: Resonant Terrains

Festival 2014

Find out about b-side Festival 2014.

What else do we do?

b-side now has a year round programme of activity that includes working with young people, communities, artists and other organisations. For more information about this work download our new publication Moments Not Monuments.

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