Knowle West Media Centre

Knowle West Media Centre

Charity information

Knowle West Media Centre

Knowle West Media Centre is a charity and arts organisation based in South Bristol. For over 20 years we’ve supported people of all ages to make exciting changes in their lives and communities - using the power of digital technology and the arts. We help people develop confidence and learn new skills, from music production and journalism to manufacturing and business, and bring people together to explore and tackle issues that are important to their communities.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    KWMC's mission is to provide creative opportunities in media arts that will enable social, cultural and economic development, benefiting the people of Knowle West - an area of South Bristol that ranks highly in government indices of deprivation.

    We also support other communities in Bristol that are facing similar challenges to Knowle West: we do this by collaborating with organisations and groups in these areas and sharing tools and ways of doing things that we've developed over our 20 year history.

    In order to achieve our mission, we offer a range of free and low-cost activities for people of all ages. Our Jump Studios programme supports young people and 10-25 to develop skills and confidence through in-school, after-school and holiday activities including filmmaking, music-making and IT (new technology).

    Our arts programme brings artists and communities together to explore issues such as housing and isolation, while our manufacturing space KWMC: The Factory provides space for potential entrepreneurs to explore making and setting up their own businesses.

  • Aims

    Knowle West Media Centre aims to:

    • to develop and support cultural, social and economic regeneration.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1092375

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 14

    Part time staff: 20

    Volunteers: 44

    Phone number: 0117 903 0444

    Address: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, Bristol BS4 1NL

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