COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the creative and cultural sector in South West England. This is the first comprehensive piece of work looking at the impact on the region but also asking questions about medium and long term transition and resilience as part of the sector’s recovery. The South West region consists of the counties of: Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.
The findings indicate that supporting a transition to hybridity (a combination of digital and non-digital means) specifically hybridised production models, income models and organisational models can play an important role in supporting a resilient transition and subsequent path to recovery for the South West Creative and Cultural Sector (CCS).
You can find the full research and its findings here.
The Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a new, £6.8 million collaboration that aims to raise the bar for the region’s creative industries. The five-year programme seeks to forge connections and partnerships in Bristol and Bath, sharing knowledge, creating crossovers and even greater opportunities in what’s already one of the most vibrant clusters in the UK.