Arts and culture funding

Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.

Post funding

Community artist opportunity

We’re commissioning a community artist, or a team of two, to design and deliver shopshutter paintings for the shops in Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze, Bristol

Quotation submission deadline: 12 noon, Monday 25 June 2018

See  the documents for further information and how to quote for this opportunity:

We have accessed some funding to help local shopkeepers to refresh the look of the two shopping parades. This involves repainting the shutters and new shop signs. 

This project could include other things such as elements of the shop frontages such as window designs and perhaps new planters outside the shops. 

A significant part of the work is engaging local people in the project, as the shops are a central part of the local area, frame the central square and are very important to local people. 

The paintings on the shutters should appeal to a wide range of people. It is important that local residents feel involved in the change happening in their area and this project provides a good opportunity for engagement as well as a valuable arts opportunity.

General arts funding

Types of funding

There are three different types of general 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

The following are projects and organisations that have received funding from us for 2018-19:

Contact us

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

Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL

Opening Hours

Email: cityartsfunds@bristol.gov.uk