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About us

Arnolfini is Bristol’s arts house located on the harbourside in the heart of the city.

Founded in 1961, the organisation is dedicated to producing and presenting visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events, underpinned by a commitment to a dynamic civic role in the city.

In 2016, Arnolfini was a finalist in the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year, recognised for its extraordinary commitment to broadening participation and engagement with the arts.

Under the new leadership of Director Claire Doherty, Arnolfini is undergoing significant change over the next year.

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As a charity, Arnolfini fundraises for all its activities. By donating, you can help us continue to provide free arts activities for all. Please donate when you next visit or online here.

Board of Trustees

Arnolfini is managed by a Trustee Board, which is made up from a broad range of backgrounds. For information about Trustee Board, read more here.

We are recruiting a new Chair of our Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee. For our Chair, we are seeking an individual with experience of leading and developing successful Boards in partnership with a Director or Chief Executive, who shares our commitment to the value of arts and culture and to the role cultural institutions can play in catalysing social change, as well as experience of change management, advocacy and articulation of vision for major arts or other charitable organisation. We are also looking for someone to chair our Finance Sub-Committee, and to play a significant role on the Board in regards to financial and commercial aspects of the organisation's work.

These roles are unpaid, and the time commitment amounts to approximately two days per month. Both roles have an initial term of office three years, with the possibility of extension for a further three years.

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Plus Tate

Arnolfini is a partner of Tate and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with the Plus Tate network of visual arts organisations across the UK. More information available on the Tate website