Arts and culture funding

Arts and culture funding

Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.

Cultural Investment Programme (CIP) 2023 to 2027 

We’re proposing to deliver a second Cultural Investment Programme (CIP) from 2023 to 2027.

This proposal will be considered by Bristol City Council’s Cabinet in December 2021.

Further information will be available 2022.

Cultural Investment Programme (CIP) 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

Find out more about the 18 projects supported by the Originators Fund 2021 to 2022 (pdf, 206KB) (opens new window) .

Originators 20/21 was delayed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. The funding was released in January 2021.  

Applicants selected for funding have been notified, and have an extended deadline of March 2022 for project delivery.

Find out about the projects previously supported with Originators funding.

Imagination

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and cultural sector, the current Imagination grants have been extended by one year until 31 March 2023.

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

Openness

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and cultural sector, the current Openness grants have been extended by one year until 31 March 2023.

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

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.

COVID-19 event planning support

For information on how to apply for Site Permissions to hold an event in Bristol, visit EventApp Bristol City Council.  

For information on making your events and activities COVID secure, visit our Advice for supporting outdoor events.

Contact us

Email: cityartsfunds@bristol.gov.uk

Twitter: @Brisarts_events

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This way we can send you monthly updates about: 

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Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1RL