Our Ambition

Launching in 2019, the Bristol Culture Standard is a set of pledges around best employment and working practice in arts and culture. Organisations and employers in the cultural sector across the city will be invited to sign up and deliver these standards by 2020 and beyond. The standards will help improve conditions for everyone who contributes to culture and arts in the city.

Arnolfini and Watershed and Bristol City Council Arts and Events Team have come together to catalyse this city-wide conversation. Bristol City Council and the DIY Arts Network have helped us to shape as inclusive a conversation as possible towards co-writing the Bristol Culture Standard pledges. Initial development work has shown that an inclusive and collaborative approach to writing the pledges is imperative to ensure that real change happens and so, we’ve designed a ‘co-writing’ process.

Get Involved

In November and December 2018 we ran five sessions across Bristol. These sessions were designed by a range of freelance artist facilitators to gather feedback and co-write the Bristol Culture Standard pledges. Numbers were limited to 25 people per session and freelance bursaries were offered to those needing support to attend.

All Bristol Culture Standard Workshops are now fully completed.

Bristol Culture Standard Co-writing workshops took place at the following venues and on the following dates:

The Station
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Knowle West Media Centre
Tue 04 Dec 2018

Brunswick Club
Thu 06 Dec 2018

Sat 08 Dec 2018