Arts and culture funding

Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.

Types of funding

There are three different types of arts and culture funding:

  • Originators
  • Imagination
  • Openness

For more information on the funds see Arts and culture funds 2018 2022 (pdf, 69k) (opens new window) .

Application deadlines

The deadlines have passed for applications for funding starting in April 2018.

This applies to all three types of funds.

These three funds replaced Key Arts Providers, Community Festival and Events Fund, and Creative Seed Funding.

Application decisions

Details of projects and organisations supported with funding will be published on this page when the final decisions have been made.

Openness and Imagination grants

The final decision on the Openness and Imagination funding will be at the Cabinet meeting: Monday, 4 December 2017

The decisions will be published by the 6 December 2017 on our Cabinet meeting page.

For more information on the Cabinet and to watch meetings live go to Mayor and Cabinet.  

Originators grants

Applicants to Originators funding will be informed if they have been successful or not by early March 2018.

Feedback survey

Take part in our 10 minute Cultural Investment Programme survey.

We welcome feedback to help develop the funds for future rounds.

The survey closed on 5pm Friday, 15 December 2017.

Supported projects and organisations 2017-18

The following are projects and organisations that have received funding from us for 2017-18:

Contact us

Our contact details are below and you can also follow us on Twitter: @BristolArtsDev

Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL

Opening Hours

Email: cityartsfunds@bristol.gov.uk