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About us

Arnolfini is a centre for contemporary arts based on Bristol’s 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, from August 2017, Arnolfini will undergo significant change over the next year.

To keep up-to-date with news from our Director, sign up to our mailing list or visit Imagine New Rules.

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.

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

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