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South West Screen
The Creative Industries iNet is an innovation programme for creative businesses in the South West. We support the development of products and services that will be in demand in the next 2-3 years.
State of Emergency Productions

State of Emergency is an arts production and management company committed to the support, development and profiling of Black choreographers and their work. State of Emergency, as ‘The Independent Voice of Black Dance; is at the forefront pushing boundaries in the development and profile of black dance in the UK by making positive changes in our national dance ecology and gaining both national and international recognition that works towards creating a strong place for black dance in the national culture. SoE is pursuing this vision through the driving force of The Mission programme, a unique umbrella of performances, showcases, tours, festivals, artists’ training and professional development.
The Poetry Can

Poetry Can is a poetry development organisation based in Bristol supporting the development of poetry across the South West region. We do this in three ways: Events: Firstly, the Poetry Can presents and supports a range of high profile events each year, including the Bristol Poetry Festival. Education Projects: Secondly, the Poetry Can initiates and manages a number of poetry activities and projects across a range of lifelong learning situations which bring poetry into the community and develop new audiences for poetry. Advice, Training and Support: Thirdly, the Poetry Can provides advice, marketing and publicity, information and support to individuals, groups, agencies and organisations through its website, monthly e-bulletin, individual poetry surgeries, as well as by answering general enquiries.
Cheltenham Festivals
Cheltenham Festivals is one of the leading cultural organisations in the country with the four festivals (Jazz, Science, Music & Literature) boasting combined ticket sales of nearly 200,000 and enjoying enviable international reputations as leaders in their own fields. Each festival features the most up-and-coming, controversial and entertaining performers, showcasing new works, young artists and unique performances, ensuring Cheltenham an exceptionally high profile with audiences and performers around the world.
Royal Institution of Great Britain
The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. The Christmas Lectures for children have been broadcast on national television since 1964 and we run an annual programme of public events and UK-wide master class. Research has been part of the RI for 200 years and continues today with cutting-edge work on nanotechnology and health science.
Inbetweentime Productions
Inbetween Time Productions (IBTP) was established in 2009 as an independent producing organisation that creates both the influential biennial Inbetween Time Festival and extraordinary interdisciplinary projects across Bristol and beyond.  Unencumbered by art form discipline, location or venue, the artworks we programme and produce are characterised by a certain openness that demands an interaction, implication or response. They are almost always live.
CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. It provides practical support for members throughout their careers and speaks out on behalf of the profession.

Milton Keynes Heritage Association
Milton Keynes Heritage Association - MKHA - was formed in 1994 by a number of local heritage groups and museums, with the aim of encouraging and developing co-operation and co-ordination between organisations having an interest in heritage in Milton Keynes, North Buckinghamshire and South Northamptonshire. It also has a central role in promoting heritage, by working closely with Councils and other agencies.
Arts & Health South West
Arts & Health South West (AHSW) is an organisation for everyone interested in the Arts and Health sector in the South West of England. Our aim is to raise the profile and influence the development of the sector across the region as well as provide information and support. AHSW is a FREE membership organisation and represents over 600 professionals working in the health, education and local government sectors, the arts and arts therapies.
Gloucestershire Dance
Gloucestershire Dance (GD) seeks to make the county a renowned centre of dance creativity and expertise, with a focus on inclusive practice. We take a national lead, with our partners, on the development of dance leadership and integrated dance practice. We: provide dance expertise, information and networking, develop training and pathways for talent and professional development, deliver inspiring projects with the vulnerable and disadvantaged, as well as schools, youth and community groups, co-ordinate a range of platforms, festivals, showcases and dance tasters, co-promote and commission dance for theatres and other spaces, work in partnership towards the aims of local health and wellbeing and social strategies.

Based in London but working across Britain and beyond, Artangel commissions and produces exceptional projects by outstanding contemporary artists, recently including Susan Philipsz, Clio Barnard, Charles LeDray and Roger Hiorns. Over the past two decades, these projects have materialised in a range of different sites and situations and in countless forms of media.
Gloucestershire Media Group
The Gloucestershire Media Group was formed in 2003 by a consortium of local media and education professionals with initial funding from South West Screen and a mission to support and help grow the Creative Industries across the county. We provide our membership of more than one thousand Creative Industries companies and freelancers with sector specific skills and training courses, networking opportunities, a supported creative office environment, members’ events and master classes. On a daily basis, the group is run by Geoff Foulkes the Project Director and Rachael Lewis the GMG Co-ordinator.
Beaford Arts

Beaford Arts is England’s longest running rural arts organisation.  We work in over 30 communities across rural north Devon to promote and present professional live arts events in unexpected places.
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is the museum of everyone’s story: the history of modern conflict through the stories of those who were there. The IWM is responsible for archives, collections and sites of outstanding national importance. IWM has five public branches: IWM London, Duxford, IWM North, HMS Belfast and Duxford.
Cyprus Well
Cyprus Well is the literature development charity for South West England. It leads, fundraises for, and administers new literature network development opportunities for South West England. It fundraises for and delivers Grass Roots Literature South West, a programme of literature activity awards for all non-profit organisations and individuals to create new literature development opportunities. Supports writing and reader.
The University of Northampton
The University of Northampton is a higher education establishment based in Northampton, which offers students undergraduate and postgraduate courses and university degrees.

Encounters International Film Festival
Encounters Bristol International Film Festival is the UK’s longest running competitive short film and animation festival. The festival presents one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, and seeks to promote the importance of short film as a means to develop the next generation of filmmakers and animators.
Gloucestershire Music Makers
A Gloucestershire-based charity which helps people, particularly those who are disadvantaged, to make music. I have a particular interest in developing screen-based music applications for young children as a basis for facilitating child-initiated musical play.
Now in its 153rd season, the Hallé ranks among the UK's top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in this country and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational outreach programmes; and a visionary commitment to building audiences and developing orchestral repertoire.
Knowle West Media Centre
KWMC is a media arts charity that develops and supports cultural, social and economic regeneration. We deliver a comprehensive arts programme including residencies, exhibitions and workshops, working with regional, national and international artists whilst maintaining a local focus. We also run a range of groups for young people and many digital and environmental projects.
Exeter Phoenix
In the heart of the city, Exeter Phoenix presents a unique and exciting contemporary programme of dance, theatre, live art, music, spoken word, film and visual art.
Central Saint Martins
London based Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design has developed a reputation for pushing the boundaries of arts, design and performance.
Wiltshire Music Centre
The Wiltshire Music Centre is owned and run by the Wiltshire Music Centre Trust Ltd; an independent charitable trust and company limited by guarantee. The centre was also founded on a commitment to nurture musical ability or interest regardless of age or background. To this end the centre has worked with most special schools and many of the primary schools in Wiltshire as well as a number of the county's secondary schools. The Centre is home to a variety of orchestras’ choirs and other music groups. It also runs projects aimed at delivering strong musical experiences.
The Poetry Archive
The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a result of a meeting, in a recording studio, between Andrew Motion, soon after he became U.K. Poet Laureate in 1999, and the recording producer, Richard Carrington. They agreed about how enjoyable and illuminating it is to hear poets reading their work and about how regrettable it was that, even in the recent past, many important poets had not been properly recorded.
Roses Theatre Tewkesbury
The Roses Theatre is Tewkesbury’s only arts venue, drawing an audience of over 80,000 people each year from across Gloucestershire and the Midlands region. Throughout its history it has remained a cultural focal point both for the town and the surrounding rural communities and today offers around 200 live shows and 300 screenings each year, showcasing a diverse programme of drama, music, dance, film, opera, ballet and comedy.

The Institute Of Creative Technologies (IOCT) is a unique research environment which sits at the intersection of science and technology, the arts and the humanities. We actively engage with local industry, and have close relationships with several large companies, SMEs, and government organisations. We would be delighted to talk to you about our research projects and commercial opportunities. Our research is either interdisciplinary (applying the methods from one discipline to another), multidisciplinary (teams from various disciplines combining to investigate a research question) or transdisciplinary (across and beyond all disciplines). We have two broad research themes: 'Quality of Life' and 'Cultural Horizons'.
Spike Island
Spike Island is a place for the production and exhibition of contemporary art and design. Our mission is to provide space, time and opportunity for the research, production and presentation of practices relating to contemporary art and design within a supportive and stimulating environment.
Somerset Film
“Somerset Film, a brilliant mix of a collaborative approach and high energy creativity” Julien Temple, Film Director. Somerset Film is a registered charity dedicated to training, education and creative production through moving image and digital media. Informed by the needs of our constituency and our location we deliver a high quality, diverse creative programme across Somerset and neighbouring areas from our base in Bridgewater. We also manage the Engine Room an accessible community media arts centre and a number of resources located within communities – a unique resource not just in the county and the South West but nationwide.
Anomic Multimedia
Anomic Multimedia: A team of artists, designers, performers and technologists under the leadership of award-winning director Dan Shorten.  We specialise in producing integrated audio visual design for live performance events and providing constancy to other arts organisations. Our work is recognised for complex synchronisation of multiple video outputs, combing interactive and illusory scenographic design. We work nationally and internationally on various projects from small touring shows to large outdoor events.
Entelechy Arts
Entelechy Arts is a participatory arts company based in south east London creating work forged from the collision of different worlds and life experiences. We work across art forms with the imaginations of marginalised communities including: young people who have long-term health conditions and complex disabilities and older, old people (85 to 100-year-olds) who have learning or age-acquired disabilities. The company works internationally with sister companies in Brazil and the US.
National Portrait Gallery
The aim of the Gallery is...” to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media”. The subjects and portraits of the National Portrait Gallery represent Britain changing over 500 years. Our aim is to support different audience groups to make deeper connections with individual works and develop personal stories within the collections by interpreting the collections to bring these works, into a broader social and cultural context. Together artists, educators, curators, academics and staff in general create learning opportunities in a range of formats to meet different learning needs and styles.
Watershed Media Centre is at the heart of Bristol UK; promoting creativity, innovation and talent.
Improbable creates theatre, opera and site specific work that engages supports and develops the communities in which we work, both on a national and international level. Alongside this and central to it, our research into and application of Open Space and the company’s commitment to cultural leadership has broadened our reach and purpose.

Monmouthshire Library & info Service
Monmouthshire has six libraries offering a wide range of services for every member of the community.

Y Touring Theatre Company
Y Touring theatre company celebrated its 21st birthday last year. We use a rich mix of live performance, debate and digital technology to initiate conversations between young people, scientists, ethicists, artists and decision makers exploring the impact of research on our future health –what it will mean to be human, how will we live our lives and how we live together globally.
Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, based in Bristol. Through a multidisciplinary programme of exhibitions, live art, dance, music, film, literature and online projects, with a strong emphasis upon audience engagement, it provides the west of England with a centre of international significance. Arnolfini is dedicated to championing new art and new ideas, and to making artistic excellence and innovation accessible for all.
The Leach Pottery
Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is probably the most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world. For decades it forged the shape of studio pottery production in the UK and beyond. Scores of potters, students and apprentices trained here, attracted from all across the world and creating an unusual mix of the very local and the completely global. Today the Leach Pottery is a living tribute to Bernard Leach and his legacy.
Wiltshire College
Creative Wiltshire offers clients a unique chance to work in an innovative partnership with Wiltshire College, accessing facilities, expertise and skills for mutual benefit. A curriculum and business enterprise hybrid, it provides services and delivers benefits for both. Wiltshire College is a partner in the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Skillset Media Academy.
Real Ideas Organisation
The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) is a Community Interest Company with a cultural focus that makes real change happens through social enterprise. From consultancy support for schools to youth-focused social enterprise qualifications, from innovative social enterprise hubs to pioneering employment programmes, everything we do has economic, social and environmental goals and delivers lasting improvement for young people, families and communities. As a social enterprise we invest all our profits back into building our work with people so they can design their future using their own ideas, energy and ability.
Birmingham Opera Company
Birmingham Opera Company is not what you expect from opera. Born of a passion and a belief that opera can speak directly to all kinds of people, Artistic Director, Graham Vick, set out to create a company that the people of Birmingham – a city of many of peoples – could be proud of. This means creating and staging opera in unpredictable and unusual places close to the streets of the city. It means opening the doors and inviting people in to watch you work and to work with you. This means sharing great art with great people. It’s a different way of making opera.

DanceDigital is a regional Dance Development Agency with a national focus on Dance and Technology based in Chelmsford in the East of England.  Our Artistic and Learning programmes are closely aligned, introducing professional choreographers and independent dance artists to the public through an annual series of installations, workshops, performances and events to enrich and inspire the young dancers of tomorrow.
Cirque Bijou
Creating high impact visual performance: Circus cabarets, solo artists, themed entertainment, carnival parades and teambuilding events.
ChargePlay is an online tool that helps people sell digital items using the internet. By uploading their content, owners can generate an embed code and use their own PayPal address to get paid directly when customers make a purchase. ChargePlay isn't a front facing portal, it is a software service which helps content owners distribute and generate revenue from their own website or other peoples.
The Media Institute
The Media Institute is a new concept, designed to bring together the best minds in academia and industry to collaborate on new solutions in digital media creation and distribution.
Play Nicely
Play Nicely is a design/technology studio based in Bristol. We are designers, typographers, producers, developers and motion/CG architects well experienced in delivering across a range of media types.
Tin Type Media
TinType use cutting edge, movie-quality production techniques to encourage users to engage with museum or archival collections. We're a new media production company but between us we've had years of experience of making video, audio, photographs apps and interactive displays for the cultural heritage sector. Our team includes teachers, conservators and BAFTA-nominated production crew, all dedicated to bringing the past to life in a way which is affordable.
Elzware Ltd
ELZWARE adds humanity to technology, making websites and other digital content work harder. Yes, that's what we do. But it's also what we're passionate about. We conceive and create conversational systems, systems designed to enhance visitor interaction with your website - whether they're surfing from a PC, mobile or something else entirely - making information easily accessible online. And it won't be long until we launch the next step - voice recognition systems visitors can literally talk to.
Pixillion Digital
Pixillion is a creative digital production agency. We design digital worlds where your brand takes centre stage. We're one of those digital design agencies that will always put the value of meaningful and enduring interactive experiences above and beyond anything else. Web design and development, branding, mobile and apps design, games, web-video and social media all fall under what we do.
The Digital Film Company
The Digital Film Company provides affordable stereo 3D video production services, training and consultancy for Bristol and the South West. We support 3D delivery via the web, DVD/Blu-ray and digital cinema covering corporate, educational, training, music and sports videos as well as independent film and documentary.

Insider Knowledge
Insider Knowledge launched in 2009 to capture the very best of community led projects, using video, web and print. We are a private company, headquartered in Redruth, and part funded by the Convergence programme under the ERDF. We seek to make a difference by creating entertaining, educational and thought provoking content in print, online and on television.
Nameless Media Group
Nameless is a digital agency that creates compelling and persuasive online experiences. What makes us different is our consultative approach. We take time to understand your business objectives and apply our skills in marketing, user experience design, open source technologies and our creativity to deliver solutions that achieve your business goals.
Notion23 is an innovative digital production company based in London and the South West. We have specialised in making exciting interactive educational content for the last ten years. Along with Artists@Work, Notion23 is responsible for designing and building ArtisanCam. Originally a Culture Online project, ArtisanCam won a BAFTA in 2009, having been nominated twice before. The site has also been nominated for a prestigious Webby award, and two BETT awards, winning a BETT award in 2008. This year Notion23 has re-designed and re-launched Filmstreet. We have created many other engaging interactive activities for schools and we were a direct supplier for BBC Jam, working on a highly original commissioned project at the time of its demise. We love what we do and we are always keen to get involved in new and inspiring projects.