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City Centre Culture and Events Grant

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    The council is inviting expressions of interest from Bristol based cultural organisations to apply to be the lead organisation to deliver culture and events activities in three areas of the City Centre.

    A grant of £40,000 is available for each of the three areas: Christmas Steps, Old Market and Stokes Croft.

    Organisations will need to demonstrate previous experience of working with the community and other stakeholders to co-design and deliver culture and events activity.

    The top scoring expression of interest for each city centre area that meet our criteria will be invited develop a more detailed proposal which will include consulting with local stakeholders and potential partners to develop your ideas further. We consider this phase to be a key part of the development process and an opportunity to:

    • Connect with and consult key local stakeholders
    • Scope potential collaborations with artists, creatives and organisations
    • Complete the full application which includes details of activities taking place between summer 2024 and February 2025.

    The expression of interest application window closes at 5pm on Thursday 30 May 2024.

    Visit our website for information on the City Centre Culture and Events Grant.


    For a chance to find out more and to ask questions about the grant scheme, we are running two webinars to talk through the guidance:

    • Wednesday 15 May from 10am
    • Thursday 16 May from 2pm

    Please email to book your place and we’ll send you the link to join the webinar.

    End date: 5:00pm on Thursday May 30th, 2024