For Artists

For the story-tellers, revolutionaries, explorers, dreamers, cheerleaders, champions, mavericks, pioneers, party people, prophets, visionaries, heart-warmers, charmers, entertainers, wizards, lunatics, ravers...

Artists are the lifeblood of buildings like ours and others all over the country. You, reading this, you’re probably an artist too. We work to discover and develop artists throughout the year; we think they need to be heard and we want to amplify their unique perspective on the world through everything that we do.


Bristol Ferment is the artist development programme at Bristol Old Vic, helping to shape the artists and companies of tomorrow.


Focusing on original stories and rarely heard voices, our Writers department helps to develop exciting work from local playwrights.