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Lubaina Himid Installation view, Navigation Charts Spike Island (2017) Courtesy the artist, Hollybush Gardens. Photograph by Lisa Whiting

Support Spike Island

Support Spike Island

Spike Island’s value is shaped by the artists, designers, tenants, associates and audiences that connect with us. It is through the hard work, passion and creativity of our community, past and present, that Spike Island has evolved into a thriving and dynamic arts centre.

The inspiring work produced by our community has impact across Bristol, the UK and around the world, from intimate workshops and talks by artists, to artworks which tour internationally to festivals and major museums.

We are committed to ensuring that all our exhibitions remain free to enter, and accessible to all.


We are a charity

Spike Island is a registered charity and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, which means that we receive an annual grant to help the running of the organisation and the delivery of our programmes. We are also supported by Bristol City Council. Rental income through our community of creative businesses, artists and University of the West of England Fine Art, further helps us to cover our overheads. It is through the generous support of individuals, businesses, trust and foundations that we find the remainder of our income.

All contributions we receive, from visitor donations, to legacy gifts, business partnerships or grants from trusts, further strengthens our creative community.


Installation view of Ciara Phillips and Corita Kent, Pull Everything Out (2012) A pyramid of brightly coloured boxes sits in the gallery.

If you would like to support our future in other ways, please contact our Deputy Director Aidan Woodburn.

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