Creative & Media Industries
Vision 2012 creative conference
If you're serious about succeeding in the fast changing creative industry then you can't afford to miss Vision 2012, November 14/15, Arnolfini Bristol. Read more ...
Bristol is one of the pre-eminent European centres of creative and cultural industry and talent with a growing global profile.
The creative industries in Bristol employ around 9,000 people, making up for 12% of all businesses in the city. Bristol is home to 1,350 creative businesses, including the multiple oscar-winning Aardman Animations, as well as the BBC's Natural History Unit, Endemol West and many other independent film and production companies.
Watershed hosts partnership hub for SW creative industries
The University of the West of England (UWE) has been chosen to lead one of four prestigious Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).Read more ...
A large proportion of Creative Directors and MDs in Bristol have previously worked for leading agencies in London or elsewhere. The city also enjoys a great resource of talent, nurtured by the Universities of Bristol and the West of England.
Bristol Media's 0117 - Made in Bristol publication celebrates
Bristol's range of media and creative talent with a collection of inspiring personal stories, interviews, and thought-provoking features about Bristol and the creative people who live, work and play here.
Bristol is the world capital of the wildlife and environmental film industry - responsible for 25% of this sector's global output, hosting of the international 'Wildscreen' Festival every 2 years, and employment of around 1,500 people.
Another leading event is the 'Encounters Short Film Festival' that is held annually at the Watershed, the UK's first and most highly regarded media centre. The Bristol Design Festival, an annual celebration of creativity, design and innovation, is now also a hugely popular occasion.
Apart from its film, broadcast and digital media companies, the city is justly famous for its varied and vibrant music scene - from the Bristol Bach Choir to the more subterranean 'Bristol Sound' in the form of Portishead, Roni Size and Massive Attack.
The redevelopment of Colston Hall has created a premier venue for musical performances, production and education in the whole South West.
"Bristol has a vibrant visual arts community, with nationally and internationally recognized organisations." Alicia Miller, Bristol Visual Arts consortium
Bristol also boasts a strength in other creative sectors unmatched by most other European regional cities - design and architecture, books and publishing, visual arts, theatre and performing arts, including a profusion of festivals and carnivals throughout the year, comedy clubs, street theatre and Europe's leading circus school.
Creative quarters such as the Jamaica Street Studios, Knowle West Media Centre, Mivart Studios, Paintworks, Pervasive Media Studio, Spike Island and the Tobacco Factory are examples of Bristol's vibrant creative community, contributing to its accolade of 'Second Media City' in recent years.
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