Show some love for Bristol's cultural sector - #LoveBristolArts

How to support Bristol's struggling arts

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October 19th, 2020

In place of the extremely popular Culture Flash Sale, which would normally be taking place around this time of year, Bristol Arts Marketing Network are launching #LoveBristolArts - a collaborative week-long campaign to encourage fans of art and culture to share some love for the artists, companies and venues they are missing most during 2020.

From 19-23 October, audiences and organisations will be asked to support Bristol's arts and culture sector at this challenging time. From buying tickets, memberships and giving donations to subscribing to mailing lists, following social media channels and taking a minute to fill out surveys. Even just hitting like, rather than scrolling by, has the power to raise profiles, build relationships and amplify awareness. 

If you're keen to do your bit for Bristol's art sector, here are the top three ways that you can help, chosen by the venue, artist or organisation themselves.

1532 Performing Arts Centre

  • Book a ticket to see a show next season
  • Follow @1532Bristol on social media

 Ad Infinitum

  • Book now and join their open access festival, WHERE YOU ARE (29 October-1 November).
  • Subscribe to their mailing list
  • Follow @TheatreAdInf on social media

Arnolfini

Esme at the kitchen Table - Chantal Joffe Esme at the kitchen Table by Chantal Joffe

Artspace Lifespace

  • Subscribe to their mailing list via their website
  • Follow @ArtspaceUK on social media
  • Visit their exhibitions, events and classes

Asian Arts Agency

  • Follow @AsianArtsAgency on social media
  • Please consider a donation to help them through these challenging times

Share their digital content

Bristol Festival of Ideas

  • Write to your MP – ask them to keep standing up for Bristol’s vibrant cultural sector in Parliament, including freelancers and suppliers
  • Sign up to their mailing list - be the first to hear about their conversations with writers, artists and thinkers
  • Watch their latest events - catch up with conversations about the cosmos, the future of democracy and Black History Month

Bristol Beacon

  • Write to your MP – ask them to keep standing up for Bristol’s vibrant cultural sector in Parliament, including freelancers and suppliers
  • Support #SaveOurVenues - Love music? Support your local music venues through these challenging times, via donations or social media support
  • Sign up to their mailing list - Hear about Bristol Beacon's continuing music education work, latest news and events

Bristol Museums

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Festivals

Bristol Improv Theatre

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

  • Book a ticket to see their upcoming productions - either streamed or in person 
  • Make a donation to support their students
  • Follow @bovts on social media

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bristol Photo by Adam Gasson
Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bristol

Changing Tunes

Circomedia

  • Buy a voucher which can be used on any of their classes and shows
  • Make a donation - as a charity that supports 1000's of people through youth circus
  • Follow @Circomedia on social media

Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Courtesy of Visit England
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Go Bath Bristol

  • Read our blogs for inspiration on cultural happenings and things to do in Bristol, Bath and beyond 
  • Follow us on social media @GoBathBristol
  • Sign-up to our mailing list to receive exclusive offers from the region’s museums, galleries, theatres and cultural venues.

Insane Root

  • Subscribe to their new mailing list via their website
  • Follow @insane_root on social media
  • Tell a friend about Insane Root

Knowle West Media Centre

  • Make a donation and help them support more people to make positive changes in their lives and communities, by combining the potential of creativity and technology
  • Subscribe to their e-bulletin via their website
  • Connect with @knowlewestmedia on social media

Lyra Poetry Festival

  • Follow @LyraFest on social media
  • Attend the festival this Spring

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

St Pauls Carnival

The New Room, John Wesley's Chapel

  • Come and visit them: spend time in their cafe, museum, chapel and shop
  • Subscribe to their mailing list via their website
  • Follow @newroombristol on social media 
Courtesy of The New Room
The New Room, John Wesley's Chapel

The Redgrave Theatre

Theatre Bristol

  • You can help them by supporting the campaign on social media
  • Subscribing to their newsletter
  • Donating to Theatre Bristol so they can continue their vital sector support work at this challenging time

Tobacco Factory Theatres

  • Support them with a donation
  • Join them as a member
  • Follow @tobaccofactorytheatres on social media

Travelling Light Theatre Company

Visit Bristol

  • Browse their website for inspiration on where to stay, things to do and what's on
  • Follow us on social media @VisitBristol
  • Sign-up to their enews

We The Curious

  • Go and visit them when they reopen in November 2020
  • Join their mailing list via their website
  • Follow @wethecurious_ on social media



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