The Festival was first developed in 1953 by Jim Holman and others. Dawlish Arts Festival is now a Limited Company with Charitable status. It is run by a board of 12 Trustees. It has been established to showcase arts and crafts across as many different genres as possible, For 2015, the first full year of it's operation in it's new format, it is aiming to put on over 50 events spread across 8 days - 23rd to 30th May inclusive. Check out our website: www.dawlishartsfestival.org.uk.