Creative Bath Awards are still open for applications. The awards cover all kinds of categories from Agency, Apps, Art, Creative Space, Designers, Film, Innovation, Makers, Inspiring Individual… the list goes on! Head over here to find out more information.
They have also launched ‘Creative Bath Presents’ which is a series of online upskilling events. Planned topics include using social media for business, working with SquareSpace, videography, presenting (in person and online), digital marketing and creating motion graphics.
If you want to get involved get in touch with them. [email protected]
Bath Digital Festival
Join in the Bath Digital Festival for their third Thursday networking event via whatsapp.
They are also looking for events and speakers for the festival itself which takes place between the 20th and 24th October 2020. If you’ve got something interesting and exciting to share or something creative to show off, they want to hear from you. From talks to workshops, exhibits to theatre pieces, the Bath Digital Festival is about sharing all things digital and tech in a wide range of formats and topics. For more information, head here.
Screenology has created a network that is open to everybody, from professional filmmakers, learning filmmakers, businesses and individuals that need films and just regular punters who love watching films. You’ll find collaboration opportunities, Invitations to Networking events, Screenings & Film premieres and have access to free training videos. They also have courses and workshops available as well as a whole host of free resources such as worksheets to help get your ideas started and worksheets to help if you get stuck with an idea. For more information, click here.
is an exciting talent development scheme offering commissioning opportunities for emerging creatives to make new artistic works in film, audio or interactive media, designed for BBC channels and platforms.
They are looking for emerging talent between the ages of 16-30 with strong creative ideas and drive, to develop their original concept into a professional short film, audio or interactive production. They will provide training to give you the skills you need to bring your idea to life and get it seen by audiences.
Deadline: 12th July 2020 (Film & Audio), 17th July 2020 (Interactive)
James Shaw – Volley Design
James has launched his 8th lockdown blog of creative resources. This one highlights the work of Fromie which is a Frome based shop that showcases local independent makers. He also features Lecture in progress, a great creative resource helping emerging talent understand the industry, find opportunities and work in a healthy and fulfilling way. Read his latest blog post here.
His inspiring tweet of the week:
Explore new avenues
Don’t be afraid to say no
Komedia have rescheduled their performances for late 2020 and early 2021 and some later next year. Click here for full list of rescheduled events. They are still doing their Krator Comedy Live event which is available on youtube.
Komedia have transformed the show to bring it to customers live and online. During the stream people will be given the option to pay what they can for the show in the form of a donation, which will be used to give Komedia and the comedians involved the best possible chance of financially surviving during this incredibly difficult time.
Live streams will be posted on Komedia’s YouTube channel ‘Komedia Live’ and shows will remain available for replay for one week after transmission.
Watch the latest stream below. Featuring, Stephen Grant, Marcus Brigstocke, Angela Barnes, Mark Simmons, Tez Ilyas, Thanyia Moore & Jo Caulfield.
Lots of our cities’ small independent shops have reopened and they need your support!
If you’re missing the smell of books, head to Toppings BookShop which is now open every day from 8am to 8pm.
Moss of Bath are also open as well as the Guildhall Market, Nicholas Wylde Jewellers, Grace and Ted, Flamingo, Portman and let’s not forget to support our local high streets from Moorland Road, to Chelsea Road and Larkhall.
Bookbarn in Hallatrow also reopens on Wednesday 17th June from 10am – 4pm. And there’s also an amazing sweet shop in the village of Paulton called Sweet Spot who are still doing deliveries but have also opened their doors too.
Bath Festivals are a charity with a mission to enrich people’s lives and enhance their wellbeing through the positive power of music, words, books and performance. They are still seeking donations to help keep them afloat. There are just four days left to donate through their campaign page so click here to support them.
Moles is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
These venues are struggling because of ongoing costs and uncertainty about when they will be able to reopen, whilst also having no income coming in. Your donations will be used to cover ongoing expenses for the business and to help our staff where needed.
They’ll also be creating an ‘MVP – Most Valued Patrons’ wall of fame in the venue and adding the names of anyone who donates £50+ to the fund
If they hit their target, everything above that will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.
Take the next step in your creative career
Bath College – Virtual Open day on 30th June
If lockdown has got you rethinking your career, why not check out the courses on offer at Bath College. They have a virtual open day on 30th June between 1 and 4pm. They have information on all their courses, from Post 16 Full-time courses, Apprenticeships, Higher Education/Degree Level Courses, Foundation Learning/SEND Facilities, Adult Community Learning/Free Courses, Free Distance Learning Courses and Love2Learn Leisure Courses. You have to pre-register here.
Bath Digital Federation
If you are looking for somewhere to study from September 2020, why not consider applying for a place at the Bath Digital Federation?
They will be opening their doors from September to prospective 16-19 year old looking to study in the creative sector. Subjects range from Art and Design and Film to Biology and Chemistry, as well as Aeronautical engineering and even cyber security. The opportunities are broad so do head over and take a look at their website where you can apply.