Taking the place of their usual Culture Flash Sale, which sees discounted tickets, merchandise and special events from the arts scene, Bristol Arts Marketing Network have launched a new collaborative campaign for 2020. During the week commencing 19 October, they'll be mobilising audiences and organisations to support the Bristol's culture sector at this challenging time.

#LoveBristolArts will encourage locals to reach out to their favourite artists, companies and venues, presenting ways to offer real support.

Look out for the #LoveBristolArts logo

There are so many things that you can do to help, from buying tickets, memberships and giving donations - to free help, such as 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. 

Below are the top three ways that you can support the culture scene at this time, 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

acta Community Theatre

  • Learn more about acta and their news by subscribing to their newsletter
  • Follow @actatheatre on Twitter and Instagram
  • Donate! They are celebrating 35 years this year. Help them be around for the next 35. Any amount will make a huge difference

 Ad Infinitum

  • Book now and join their open access festival, WHERE YOU ARE. Ad Infinitum's first online mini-festival running 29 October - 1 November
  • Subscribe to their mailing list
  • Follow @TheatreAdInf on social media


Hassan Hajjaj: The Path at ArnolfiniImage: Hassan Hajjaj: The Path at Arnolfini

Artspace Lifespace

  • Subscribe to their mailing list via our 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

M Shed credit Chris BahnImage: M Shed. Credit Chris Bahn

Bristol Festivals

Bristol Improv Theatre

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic. Credit Jon CraigImage: Bristol Old Vic. Credit Jon Craig

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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

Brunel's SS Great Britain

  • Visit the half-term Penguin Trail, 22 October - 2 November
  • Follow @ssgreatbritain on social media
  • Text BRUNEL to 70450 for a one-off donation of £5

Changing Tunes


  • 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

Image: Circomedia

Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust

  • Visit them and leave a Tripadvisor review
  • Make a donation on their Support Us page
  • Visit their online shop

Go Bath Bristol

  • Read their blogs for inspiration on cultural happenings and things to do in Bristol, Bath and beyond 
  • Follow @GoBathBristol on social media
  • Sign-up to their 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

Slapstick Festival

  • Follow @SlapstickFest on Twitter and Instagram and @SlapstickFestival on Facebook
  • Subscribe to their newsletter
  • Watch an archive events on their YouTube channel

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 

New Room Cafe
Image: The New Room Cafe

The Redgrave Theatre

The Royal Photographic Society

  • Follow @royalphotographicsociety on Instagram and Facebook and @The_RPS on Twitter, adding #RoyalPhotographicSociety to your posts and stories.
  • Subscribe to the RPS newsletter here
  • Become an RPS member and join an active community of over 11,000 photographers worldwide. Find out more here

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

  • Visit their website to Become a Member or discover other ways to support them
  • Follow @tobaccofactorytheatres on Facebook and Instagram and @tftheatres on Twitter 

Travelling Light Theatre Company

Visit Bristol

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

We The Curious

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