Visual Arts Marketplace


In order to develop the visual arts marketplace in Dorset, the LEP has provided funding to help with the projects vision. The project’s vision is to develop the potential of the area’s visual artists to establish their reputation and sell more high quality work to buyers both locally, nationally and internationally.

The LEP funding relates to Phase One of a three phased five year development plan. The three phases are:

  • Phase One: Market research, scoping, business planning
  • Phase Two: Develop appropriate activities to raise visibility based on phase one research and testing
  • Phase Three: Venue and facility development and annual event programme based on phase one research and phase two actions.




The funding will result in: 

  • An assessment of the business support offer to the visual arts sector in Dorset.











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