Arts and culture funding
Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.
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:
- Gainsborough Square: Request for quote (pdf, 215k) (opens new window)
- Gainsborough Square: quote to be completed (word doc, 31k) (opens new window)
- Gainsborough Square: ShopShutters Agreement (pdf, 322k) (opens new window)
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:
For more information on the funds see Arts and culture funds 2018 2022 (pdf, 69k) (opens new window) .
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.
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.
The following are projects and organisations that have received funding from us for 2018-19: