Two of the biggest challenges facing the creative industries right now are a long-term skills shortage and a lack of diversity in the sector. The Bristol Creative Industries Internship Programme is tackling those issues.
In partnership with Babbasa and the OurCity2030 Pathway into Creative & Tech, the scheme gives young people aged 18-30 from underrepresented backgrounds real experience in the creative industries.
Interns complete two three-month paid internships over six months at businesses from the BCI member community in and around Bristol. The interns benefit from training, inspirational talks, networking events, mentoring and opportunities for future employment, with training in equity, diversity, and inclusion, mental health and neurodiversity for the hosting businesses.
Following the big success of last year’s pilot programme, we are looking for brilliant businesses to join us for round two. If you are interested in supporting this innovative scheme and helping to tackle the lack of diversity in the creative sector, join this online event on 1st February to find out more – register below.
We will cover:
There will be a chance to ask questions and hear from some of last year’s participants.
Internship programme manager Clare Leczycki will host the session alongside other members of the BCI team. We look forward to sharing our exciting plans for 2024 and how they can benefit your business.
The deadline to sign up for the 2024 programme is 19 February 2024.
Bristol Creative Industries is the membership network that supports the region's creative sector to learn, grow and connect, driven by the common belief that we can achieve more collectively than alone.
Introduction to Unreal Engine – 3 day course Bristol
Clifton Campus, University of Bristol, Bristol
Are you interested in learning Unreal Engine? Do you want to advance your career in the creative tech industries or are looking to enter the creative tech industries? Do you live or work in the Bristol/ Bath area? Do you identify as being from a group or groups currently under represented in the creative tech industries?
If yes, please check out the details of the new 3 day MyWorld Introduction to Unreal Engine Training course – its free of charge but you need to sign up soon to be considered for a place.
Future Leap Media Studios Open House
Future Leap Clifton, The Old Chapel, 16 Oakfield Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2AP
Attention to all those in the creative industries! Be part of our 3-day Open House at Future Leap Clifton, where we are excited to open the doors to our new Media Studios. Book a complimentary 2-hour booking slot in either the Film Studio or Podcast Studio!
Join us on the 27th, 28th and 29th February to explore these incredible studios. This is a golden opportunity to test our state-of-the-art facilities located in our environmentally friendly Clifton hub.
Culture is not an Industry launch with Justin O’Connor
Bookhaus, 4 Rope Walk, Bristol BS1 6ZJ
The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC, UWE) are delighted to host, alongside the Moving Image Research Group, UWE, Prof. Justin O’Connor for the launch of his new book, Culture is not an industry: Reclaiming art and culture for the common good.