Do you have a spare room or annexe? Could you give an artist a home away from home?

Great! We want to hear from you…

We’re looking for local residents with comfortable spare space to join our digs list and help support visiting dance artists.

What is a ‘digs’ list?

A digs list is a list of private accommodation within a short distance of a venue available to visiting dance artists who are looking for affordable places to stay. Artists may be here at PDSW to perform or to develop work and are usually on a tight budget.

What is required?

Your accommodation needs to be within a 5 mile radius of Bournemouth town Centre and easily accessed by public transport. The space on offer should be comfortable, safe and clean, ideally with access to a kettle for refreshment – you may choose to offer breakfast too.

Why join a digs list?

Typically artists are willing to pay £15-£20 per person per night and £70-£100 per person per week. In addition to an extra income, hosting artists is a great way to support the arts and meet interesting people. Many of our hosts also get invited along to informal sharings of work, and/or performances.

What do I need to do next?

If you would like to be added to our list, please contact Please note that any agreements made are between the artist and you as the landlord: PDSW offers the introduction only.

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