Creative Development

We help to grow and retain the creative talent base in Somerset. We aim to do this through a range of resources, activities, collaboration opportunities and development initiatives including:

Bursary Placements – extended work experience opportunity.

Courses – Industry–led programme of skills and creative development training.

Distribution - Reel Somerset – distributing short films by local filmmakers to over 150 film societies and not for profit cinemas in the South West.

Employment – we work with a board base of freelance talent.

Ignite Somerset - passing on digital skills to artists, supported by Arts Council England.

InspirED Somerset – subscription-based education network for schools and education settings in Somerset.

Junctions – Informal networking events held across the county.

JUMPcuts – training and production partnership making high quality media with and for adults with learning difficulties.

In addition for 16 – 19 years olds we currently offer:

Art Academy – passing on digital skills to artists of the future.

BFI Film Academy – developing the next generation of filmmaking talent.