Arts and culture funding

Arts and culture funding

Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.

General arts funding

Types of funding: 2018 to 2022

There are 3 funds available through our 2018 to 2022 Cultural Investment Programme:

  • Originators
  • Imagination
  • Openness

Find out more about all the funds in the Cultural Investment Programme Prospectus (pdf, 425KB) (opens new window) .

Originators fund 2020 to 2021

The Originators fund is now open. Individuals and organisations are eligible to apply.

Originators: application deadline

The closing date for applications is 25 November 2019.

Originators: further information

The Originators fund launch day video has more information on:

  • the Originators fund, its aims and how you can meet them 
  • how to apply and what helps your application stand out
  • the scoring and assessment process 

You can see other videos from the launch day, including case studies of previous Originator projects, on our YouTube channel.

Funds Online sessions

Every third Tuesday of the month
City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

We offer free access to Funds Online, a database of 8,000 organisations and individuals that can provide funding.

To come and use the database, book a place on one of our monthly sessions.

Imagination fund 2020 to 2022

Applications for the Imagination fund are now closed.

Contact us


Twitter: @Brisarts_events

Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL