We are a charitable organisation (registered charity no. 1058198) and aim to make ticket prices accessible to everyone. To enable us to do this we receive regular funding from Arts Council England, Dorset County Council and North, West, East Dorset and Purbeck District Councils, but also depend on attracting good attendances. When holding an event, venues keep a percentage of box office sales and raise their own proceeds from holding a bar or raffle etc.
Liaising with performers and village promoters we put on live performances covering small and large-scale theatre, live music, dance, comedy, literature, film and puppet shows. We also tour high quality visual arts exhibitions and hold participatory workshops and project work with professional artists and practitioners in local communities.
Working with a network of volunteer promoters across Dorset, Artsreach tour professional music, theatre and performing arts acts to around fifty village halls.
Between March 2012 and April 2013, 157 performances were put on by Artsreach, and were attended by approximately 13,000 people.
If you are interested in performing in Dorset, please send an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what you do, and including images, material, reviews and information about your show.
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"Artsreach is vital in improving the quality of life in rural Dorset"
Email from Artsreach supporter, Feb 2013
“An inspirational evening. So wonderful to have it near to home. Thank you”
Water & Stone concert audience member, March 2013
"We always enjoy Artsreach events - we can always be sure of a quality and enjoyable performance. It is great to have these performances in our local area"
Northern Harmony Audience Member, Feb 2013
|3rd January 2018||
Hi all, Happy New Year! We are currently going through some papers here and looking at ways to cut office overheads, and feel our telephone/broadband lines could be juts…
|14th December 2017||
Dear all touring schemes, Here in Dorset we are just about to send out our spring performance programme, via post, to our mailing list, as I'm sure many of…
|12th September 2017||
Artsreach, Dorset's touring arts charity, is looking for a flexible individual to assist with the Administration, Data Entry, Publicity and Marketing of events, to develop the Artsreach brand, and…
|14th July 2017||
Hi all, Hope everyone is enjoying an exciting summer of planning and programming! On the back of the conference, I was interested to find out how many schemes are,…
|14th February 2017||
Dorset's rural touring scheme are looking for a Fundraising & Development Officer. Fee: £10,000 including VAT and expenses Timescale for completion of work: April 2017-April 2018 Application Deadline: 17:00 Friday 3 March 2017 …
|10th January 2017||
Dear all, Just a very quick canvassing question to find out how many of the rural touring schemes (if any) run a closed Facebook group which their promoters can join…
|21st September 2016||
Hi all, Just a quick message to pick people brains and find out how you all go about surveying your audiences at present. We took part in audience finder…
|13th November 2015||
Hi all, I just wanted to find out how many of you use Mailchimp as your enewsletter service, and if any of you are now at the point where you…
|18th September 2015||
Artsreach is seeking to appoint a new Executive Director – RE-ADVERTISEMENT Artsreach is Dorset’s independent rural arts development organisation with a 25 year history of working with communities across…
|10th July 2015||
Hi all, About a year ago we moved our enewsletter list away from an outdated entourage based system and in to mailchimp, which in turn has better enabled us to…
|19th May 2015||
Artsreach is seeking to appoint a new Executive Director Artsreach is Dorset’s independent rural arts development organisation with a 25 year history of working with communities across rural Dorset,…
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