Artistic Hires

Arnolfini partners with organisations and groups that share our values and artistic ambitions.

This might involve hosting talks and events that are open to the public, or supporting rehearsals, or scratch performances for an invited audience.

We proactively seek new partners and aim to expand our programme through new kinds of events which unlock opportunities and offer new perspectives. Artistic partners can hire our spaces at reduced rates.
As our spaces are in high demand, we are selective about the events we can accommodate, but can also point you in the direction of other spaces for hire across Bristol, should we not be able to help.

All proposed uses of our venue will be assessed against our values and artistic ambitions, as per our Hires Policy.

To propose an event or project, please send through a brief description, including how you feel it aligns with Arnolfini’s curation and values, to

We review all enquiries regularly, and a member of our programming team will respond within four weeks.

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