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Bridport Arts Centre

Brid­port Arts Cen­tre is a Dorset arts char­i­ty and mem­ber of Arts Coun­cil Eng­land’s Nation­al Port­fo­lio, with a 15m x 6.5m gallery space.

Bridport Arts Centre is an arts charity in Dorset celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023. Based in an attractive and culturally vibrant market town with a population of 13,000 on the World Heritage-designated Jurassic Coast, we are a member of the Arts Council England National Portfolio, and also receive revenue funding from Dorset Council and Bridport Town Council.

Our vision is to entertain and inspire the residents of Bridport and beyond, and to provide support, space and opportunities to help form and grow new creative communities. We work with artists, freelance professionals, volunteers and a wide range of community groups and organisations to deliver our aims. Our work includes presenting a year-round programme of visual arts, theatre, dance, music, spoken word, comedy, film and event cinema, workshops, and community projects from our main venue, a converted Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and School House located in the heart of Bridport, incorporating a 194 seat theatre and a 15m x 6.5m gallery space; and at other local venues, in schools and outdoors. Our arts and events programme serves audiences across Dorset and the Southwest, and we also run The Bridport Prize, a creative writing competition with a well-established industry profile and reputation, which receives entries from over 100 countries each year.

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