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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.

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

Bristol DIY Network
Arnolfini is a member of The Bristol DIY Network; an independent gathering of arts organisations, large and small, funded and unfunded, all of whom deliver cultural programmes within the city of Bristol. Read more here.