Theatre Bristol champions the independent arts sector: the artists, producers and micro-organisations on whom our creative ecology depends, and give them collective agency and representation at a policy level.
We take leadership in driving change in the sector. Through our initiative Dance Futures, we have created a powerful steering group and committed funds to develop the dance sector in the city, creating a sustainable dance ecology and developing Bristol’s presence regionally, nationally and internationally.
We support the lives and livelihoods of creative communities; providing bespoke, expert support that’s driven by our care and fierce commitment to artists and their work.
We encourage new and multiple visions of success that aren’t dependent on institutions or traditional structures – pushing for difference and diversity is core to what we do.
“If TB did not exist I would notice the lack of an organisation that is well informed, very capable and able to take risks on behalf of artists. TB is able to feed down the knowledge and experience they have and make themselves available to artists.”
We strive to ensure a wider range of people value, participate in and make a living from brilliant art. Creative communities bring benefits not just to professional artists and venues, but also to audiences, young people and local communities in being open to new and surprising thoughts, experiences and ideas.
Click here to read the stories of artists and companies Theatre Bristol has supported.
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