New careers support for young SW activist-creatives

The future is collective

Date: Sep 17, 2021

MyWorld are excited to announce that our programme partner Watershed have been awarded funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England to launch The Future is Collective. This new programme of work aims to propel community and climate activism by providing bespoke and targeted support to a cohort of eleven young freelance creatives.

The programme is delivered in partnership with the University of Bristol through MyWorld, Bristol + Bath Creative R+D, and Bath Spa University through the Immersive Promotion project.

Resident editors and young creatives will be supported through Rife, and producers and audience development associates will receive support and work within the Pervasive Media Studio and BFI Film Hub South West communities. MyWorld will support industry collaboration and skills development on the programme and provide networking opportunities to the recruited freelancers. The programme will also include a series of public events that aim to upskill, energise and connect the South West creative sector.

Victoria Tillotson, Talent Development Lead at Watershed says:

“The Future is Collective is part of Watershed’s response to the current context we all find ourselves in – the climate crisis is worsening each year, we are in the grips of a global pandemic and our societies are economically shaken.

“Watershed along with our partners Bristol + Bath Creative R+D, the University of Bristol and Bath Spa University, looked to what we could do at a local level to help stabilise the creative community, propel important ideas and create a more sustainable future. We are delighted to now launch this timely and necessary programme, and look forward to driving a host of opportunities and events over the coming year.”

The Future is Collective runs between September 2021 and August 2022. Follow Watershed on social media for news and ongoing opportunities.


Image credit: Work experience students at Watershed’s Rife Magazine © Watershed 2018 

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