Arts and culture funding

Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.

Types of funding

There are three different types of arts and culture funding:

  • Creative Seed Fund
  • Community Festival and Event Fund
  • Key Arts Provider (KAP) funding

Creative Seed Fund

The Creative Seed Fund supports Bristol based projects that creatively engage Bristol’s diverse communities.

Criteria and guidelines

You’ll need the following documents when you apply for the Creative Seed Fund:

How to apply

The fund is currently closed for applications. Check this web page or follow us on Twitter @BristolArtsDev for updates.

The maximum grant is £3,000 per project.

Projects previously funded by the Creative Seed Fund

You can look at a list of:

You can also look at the projects blog.

Community Festival and Event Fund

The Community Festival and Event Fund supports cultural festivals and events led by organisations, community groups and charities.

How to apply

The fund is currently closed for applications. Check this web page or follow us on Twitter @BristolArtsDev for updates.

The maximum grant we award is £2,000 per festival or event.

Criteria and guidelines

You’ll need the following documents when you apply for the Community Festival and Events Fund:

Previous projects

You can see a list of:

Key Arts Provider (KAP) funding in Bristol

Key Arts Provider funding gives financial support to a range of large independent arts and cultural organisations in Bristol. We award over £900,000 to arts organisations through our annual funding.

You can look at a list of arts organisations that have KAP funding.

How to apply

Applications will open in 2017. Check this web page or follow us on Twitter @BristolArtsDev for updates. 

You can find information on the application process in our briefing note for Key Arts Provider Funding 2015 to 2018.

Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL