Arts and culture funding

Arts and culture funding

Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.

COVID-19 business support

Visit our COVID-19 information for businesses page for advice and support. 

This is to help organisations, sole traders and freelancers.

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 has been put on hold for 20/21 due to COVID-19 challenges. 

Find out about the 42 projects previously supported with Originators funding.


Find out about the 12 current and 15 previously funded projects being supported with Imagination funding.


Find out about the 17 organisations being supported with Openness funding. 

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This way we can send you monthly updates about: 

  • arts and events
  • opportunities
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Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL