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Information about arts and culture funding and how to apply.

Cultural Investment Programme (CIP) 2023 to 2027 

Through the Cultural Investment Programme 2023 to 2027, we'll provide grants for Bristol-based organisations and individuals to deliver arts and culture activities, events or festivals. We'll offer both project specific grants and unrestricted funding. 

Our vision is to make arts and culture accessible for all citizens.

We've used our learning from the last round of the Cultural Investment Programme (2018 to 2023), and feedback from Bristol's cultural sector to inform and improve how we distribute funding over the next four years.

pdf Read the Cultural Investment Programme 2023 to 2027 Overview Go to index.php?option=com_docman&view=document&alias=1103-bd13958-a-cultural-investment-prog-2023-27-v3-p8&category_slug=documents&Itemid=159 (opens new window) (984 KB)

pdf Read the Cultural Investment Programme 2023-27 Overview Easy Read version Go to index.php?option=com_docman&view=document&alias=1139-cipo-easyread-23-27&category_slug=documents&Itemid=159 (opens new window) (1.45 MB) .

The Cultural Investment Programme 2023 to 2027: 

  • has a total grant budget of £2,442,240
  • consists of three funds: 
    • Originators (1 year)
    • Imagination (2 years)
    • Openness (4 years)

Applications to the Imagination 2023-25 Fund and Openness 2023-27 Fund closed in June 2022.

Originators

Applications to the Originators Fund 2024 to 2025 have closed.

Imagination

Find out about pdf the 11 funded organisations being supported with Imagination funding, 2024 to 2026 (239 KB) .

Openness

Find out about pdf the 15 organisations being supported with Openness funding, 2024 to 2027 (143 KB) .

City Centre and High Streets Economic Recovery Culture and Events Programme

Through the City Centre and High Streets Economic Recovery Culture and Events Programme, we're investing in the culture and events sector to:

  • support Bristol's city centre and high streets
  • help the recovery of the culture and events sector
  • re-establish the city's reputation for creativity and imagination following the impacts of COVID-19

Find out more on the City Centre and High Streets Economic Recovery Culture and Events Programme Go to index.php?Itemid=2182 (opens new window) webpage.

Event planning support

For information on how to apply for Site Permissions to hold an event in Bristol, visit EventApp Bristol City Council Go to http://www.eventapp.org/bristol/ (opens new window).  

For information on making your events and activities COVID secure, visit our Advice for supporting outdoor events Go to index.php?Itemid=1089 (opens new window).

Contact us

Email: cityartsfunds@bristol.gov.uk

Twitter: @Brisarts_events

Join our mailing list 

Sign up to our Bristol Arts and Events mailing list Go to https://twitter.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c88ffa5d8fa2b54e61c70690d&id=ce5108fd6e (opens new window).

This way we can send you monthly updates about: 

  • arts and events
  • opportunities
  • funding

Contact information

Arts and Events Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Queens Road
Bristol, BS8 1RL
Email: cityartsfunds@bristol.gov.uk