Thank you for supporting Artspace Lifespace


Thank you for supporting Artspace Lifespace. Have you considered joining our creator’s community as a patron? Whether you pledge a little or a lot, your ongoing contribution will help us continue to provide affordable studio space in Bristol.

How will your donation be used?

Whether you choose to donate monthly or as a one-off, you can specify on the form how you would like your donation to be used.

Supporting artists We operate a residency programme across all our venues, giving free use of space and staff time to support artists developing and creating new work. We’d love to be able to offer bursary payments to help support artists to do so. You can specify for your donation to be spent on commissioning artists or towards artist R&D during a residency with us.

Supporting staff / core costs Pre-covid, we operated on a mainly self-funded model. A combination of subsidised rent from our landlord and income from hires and studio space enabled us to maintain this unique combined art space in the heart of the city. Due to the loss of our rent subsidy from 2021, we need to fundraise for staff and core-costs to enable us to maintain low-costs for our studio holders.

Improving accessibility Our gallery, dance & circus studios and venue are not accessible for wheelchair users. We’d love to address the physical limitations of the Old Police Station by installing lifts, hearing loops or captioning for digital events.

Building maintenance In 2018 we carried out a building survey at The Island, our neo-Georgian HQ. The survey identified £900,000 of building and electrical works required over the next ten years. Your donation will contribute to the maintenance of our multi-use arts centre in the heart of the city.