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, we now rely on Gold Membership Subscriptions to ensure the network is financially sustainable. 

  • Visit our Cre​ative 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 1500 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. 

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) but we now rely solely on Gold Membership subscriptions.

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