Welcome to Bristol Creatives

Bristol Creatives is an artist-led networking and marketing initiative for visual and applied artists in the city.  This website acts as a friendly and informal meeting place and information centre for anyone interested in the arts in Bristol.  Originally set up with pilot funding from the Arts Council and Bristol City Council we are now funded by an affordable Gold Membership Scheme.  Visit Gold Membership Scheme to find out more.

Visit our Creative Directory if you are looking to commission an artist to run a workshop, a photographer to take your family portrait, a jeweller to make your wedding rings, an illustrator to produce a series of images for a publication, etc. 

Visit our What's On section if you are keen to learn new skills, get creative or to try something new, or if you are looking for information about forthcoming exhibitions, arts trail, open studios and events in the area. 

Visit our News pages if you want the low down on the latest arts news and creative opportunities in Bristol and the surrounding area.

Visual & Applied Artists

We currently have over 2800 creative people subscribed to our monthly e-bulletins most of whom are self-employed sole traders, are in small partnerships or work for arts organisations or businesses in the city.  Our members and subscribers include individual artists, makers, designers, illustrators, photographers, performers, musicians, street artists, film makers, animators, etc, as well as arts organisations, artists groups, cooperatives, venues, galleries, suppliers, etc.  So if your work involves creativity in any form and you are interested in meeting and networking with other creative people or you want to promote and market the work that you create or develop your business or practice then Bristol Creatives is for you. 

Visit Membership to find out how being a Gold Member can benefit you and your business.

We are a Visual Artists Association Associate Partner

Bristol Creatives is delighted to have been invited to become an Associate Partner of the Visual Artists Association (VAA), a professional body for artists in the UK, in return the VAA are offering Bristol Creatices Gold Members a 10% discount off their STANDARD membership fee and 20% off their PREMIUM fee. Please contact sally@bristolcreatives.co.uk to receive your Visual Artists Association discount code.

There are many benefits of joining VAA, including free Public and Products Liability Insurance (£5m), Forum Community Access, Training Academy, Artists Marketing 101 Guide, Networking & Events, Resource Centre Access and Trade Directory Access, for more details visit https://visual-artists.org/join/

Advertising & Listings

If you want to advertise jobs, commissions or other opportunities on this website or in our monthly e-bulletins, or if you would like to list your business in our online Creative Directory or enhance your or include a new business listing in Resources please visit Membership for more information or Join us now.

Supporters & Funding

Bristol Creatives was originally granted pilot funding by the Arts Council England South West and Bristol City Council (2006-2008) now funded by affordable Gold Membership subscriptions.

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