b-side returns to the Isle of Portland, Dorset showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to this beautiful and intriguing island. Extraordinary, playful, witty and challenging our programme emerges from conversations between artists, producers and the residents of Portland. A generous mix of FREE and ticketed events will ensure that every Festival day offers a different experience - including fantastic artworks in some of Portland's most interesting, unusual and beautiful locations, artist talks, workshops, walks and talks. Explore Portland with b-side as your guide.
b-side is an artist led arts organisation based in Dorset, UK. 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. We invite professional artists to make artworks in response to place: often drawing upon the history, architecture and geography of a particular site or working with communities as source of inspiration and research. b-side offers artists a range of opportunities to engage with and respond to its programme through the festival, bursaries, commissions, residencies, artists CPD and work with young people. b-side is funded by Arts Council England, for full list of our supporters please see website