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City Fellows supports ambitious and experimental projects co-created by the people of Bristol. We are looking for bold ideas from artists, creative thinkers and instigators working within their communities.

City Fellows exists to create projects born from Bristol and collectively build a city that better reflects the people who live here. We’re interested in ideas that address overlooked histories, current conversations, and dreams for what we need next. The aim of the work is to collectively understand the world we live in and to find ways to imagine the future together.

In 2019, we will support the development of two projects that see artists co-creating with communities through an open process that includes workshops, scratch showings and a pilot presentation in early 2020.

Artists will be paid a fee of £5000 as well as mentorship and professional development – giving artists the space and time to conceive of a new idea that inspires ways of thinking, working or dreaming for Bristol.

Alongside these projects there will be a public programme of walks, meals, conversations and performances – City Fellows will open the making process up to the city’s artists and communities to dream a new Bristol together.

We are currently shortlisting applications. 

Arnolfini exists to support, develop and amplify both artists and ideas from across Bristol. We are currently doing this through both City Fellows and sister project, Now or Never. Our aim to turn Arnolfini into a centre for civic action and imagination, acting as a catalyst for social change. 

City Fellows has been made possible through generous support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation. 


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