Bristol City Council would like to engage Creative Practitioners to work with the local community in three Bristol high street areas between July-September 2024.

There are three commissions available and each one can be delivered by an individual, or by a collective or organisation. Applications can be for one, two, or all three of the high streets.

We’re looking for a creative practitioners in each of the following high streets with a particular specialism, as follows:
Ashley Road / Grosvenor Road (BS1): local history/ heritage projects (with a focus on changemaking)
Crow Lane (BS10): music performance and/or production
Oatlands Avenue (BS14): visual arts and/or crafts

The role will include developing and delivering creative participatory activities for local people, such as workshops.

It’s intended that these activities will inform and determine what other culture and events local people would like to see on their high street, leading to further activities and events in the community.

It’s essential that this role works alongside the wider community and local stakeholders to ensure activities reflect local interests and the character of the specific high street.

Activity should reach several different audiences in this process, including young people, families and older people, bringing inter-generational groups together.

The work is to take place between July-September 2024.

Read the invitation to tender guidance notes (pdf, 622 KB) on the Bristol City Council website. The guidance notes contain the full eligibility criteria and information on how to submit your tender proposal.

If you can't access the information on the guidance notes, email

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm, Monday 17 June 2024.