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

For more information on the funds and when they're open to applications see our Arts and culture funds 2018 2022 prospectus (pdf, 250KB) (opens new window) .

Originators fund

The Originators fund is open for applications.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday 8 October 2018 

To apply:

If you're going to be working with partner organisations as part of your project then you must also send with your application a memorandum of understanding. 

You can use our example memorandum of understanding template (word doc, 285KB) (opens new window) .

If you need any application documents in other formats email: cityartsfunds@bristol.gov.uk

Accessibility costs and your application

If there are access costs such as a support worker, BSL signing or transport necessary for you to make your project happen, you can include these costs in your application budget.

Originator funded groups

The following are projects and organisations that have received funding from us for 2018-19:

Imagination and Openness funds

These funds are closed. 

  • Openness fund: next round April 2021
  • Imagination fund: next round April 2019

Event: Fair Saturday 24 November 2018

Register deadline: 14 October 2018

In 2018 Bristol will be the first city in England to take part in Fair Saturday: a one day global festival celebrating and supporting social causes.

Learn more about Fair Saturday in Bristol with our Fair Saturday questions and answers sheet (pdf, 152KB) (opens new window) .

To register visit the Fair Saturday join us page.

For more information about Fair Saturday Bristol email: joanna.plimmer@bristol.gov.uk 

Contact us

Our contact details are below and you can also follow us on Twitter: @Brisarts_events

Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL

Opening Hours

Email: cityartsfunds@bristol.gov.uk