Activate Performing Arts is preparing to once again transform Dorset’s landscape presenting Inside Out Dorset in September 2016 with 10 days of high quality, large scale outdoor theatre, dance, installation, and performance across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

As part of this festival Activate is delighted to announce a nationwide call for artists’ proposals for the 2016 event – Hengistbury Headlines.

This new temporary installation and performance trail, in the spectacular landscape of Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth, will be a key part of the 2016 Inside Out Dorset Festival. Artists are being asked to propose ideas which explore the landscape, heritage, wildlife and environment of Hengistbury Head, as well as the global issue of climate change. Climate Change is a pertinent subject and is the focus of a larger arts programme across the county led by Dorset Arts Trust.

The new trail ‘Hengistbury Headlines’ will present work by up to nine artists and companies for free, to the public from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th September 2016.

Artists who are selected will be supported across a detailed year of development, working closely with experts on the environment, heritage and wildlife. The project aims to attract thousands of audience members next year, to learn more about Hengistbury Head and the effect that climate change is having on all of our lives and the environment.

An Artists’ Information Day will be held at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre for people interested in applying on Saturday 7th November 2015.

For details and to download the Artists’ Brief & Info Pack – go to:

The deadline to submit proposals is Monday 23rd November at 5pm.

This event is supported by Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Dorset Arts Trust, The Arts Development Company, Pavilion Dance South West and the RSPB. In partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council.

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