Our Work

'A genuinely globally significant festival' Arts Council England

We believe in art that is challenging and compelling

Our work is committed to bravery, to curiosity, and to the care of our artists and audiences. We’re dedicated to developing artists at all stages of their career.

Based in Bristol, we work across its centre and its neighbourhoods, creating incredible artistic experiences in collaboration with the people who live here. Our commitment to the city positions it as a global centre of culture and our work with local talent develops the careers of world-leading artists.

We commission new work by bold artists and regularly embark on ambitious projects with regional and international partners. Throughout the year, we direct a successful touring programme, sharing unusual ideas with the world.

In our role as art form leaders, we offer mentorship, and present our story internationally through year-round projects and festivals. We encourage others to develop their skills and make their own bright interventions into the cultural sphere.


Sustained inequality is experienced across the UK and the arts sector does not reflect the demographics of this country. IBT is committed to forging an equality of opportunity to make and experience the arts, and celebrates diversity as the bloodline of artistic innovation. We work towards greater equality as an advocate, collaborator and partner.

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