Arnolfini, woven into the fabric of Bristol's cultural offer since 1961, is one of Britain's leading independent arts organisations. It's ambitious programme of dynamic contemporary arts and learning includes visual art, performance, dance, film and music, and a busy education programme of tours and talks. Drawing over 500,000 visitors annually, the centre provides an innovative, inclusive and engaging visitor experience for all.
Arnolfini provides Bristol and the West of England with a centre for the contemporary arts of international significance. Its presence spear headed the cultural regeneration of Bristol's derelict historic docks and continues to play an important role in Bristol's cultural landscape. Through its education programme, Arnolfini is nationally recognised as a vital part of the city's growing infrastructure, seeking to involve and inspire the widest possible range of people in its activities, allowing them to gain and relish from their experience of the arts. Arnolfini's location and flexible spaces mean it is well placed to be the leading contemporary arts venue in Bristol, complementing and working in partnership with other arts venues in the City.
Inspiring: We believe the arts have the power to inspire and transform perception and lives.
Innovative: We are outward facing, forward-thinking, open to experimentation and change. We demonstrate the organisations historical and ongoing commitment to the new.
Learning: We strive to broaden our engagement with the widest possible audience through collaborative processes and continual dialogue, to exchange ideas, to learn and develop and to effect and influence changes.
Collaborative: With audiences and partners, we are an organisation that is generous with our time, energy and resources, seeking opportunities to work jointly with others to enrich, challenge and amplify our collective practice, knowledge and strengths.
Transparent: We will be transparent and accountable in all we do, effective, resourceful and adaptive, we help to shape and play an active part of a creative and successful city.