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) .

Imagination fund 2020 to 2022

Applications for the Imagination fund are now closed.

Originators fund 2020 to 2021: 16 September 2019

The Orginators fund will be open for applications from 16 September to 25 November 2019.

If you applied for the Imagination fund 2020 to 2022, you can also apply for the Originators fund. If your Imagination fund application is successful, your application for the Originators fund will be void.

Originators fund information day

16 September
M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN

The information day is a chance to:

  • find out about the funding and how to apply
  • sign up for one to one support sessions 

There will be:

  • two information sessions, at 1pm and 5pm
  • two support sessions, at 1.45pm and 4pm (arrive at 3.30pm)

Book your free place on the Bristol Museums website. 

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.

Contact us


Twitter: @Brisarts_events

Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL