Knowle West Media Centre

Knowle West Media Centre

Charity information

Knowle West Media Centre

KWMC is a media arts charity based in South Bristol. For over 15 years we have been supporting communities and young people to engage with, and benefit from, digital technologies and the arts.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    KWMC is based in Knowle West, an estate in South Bristol in a ward that ranks highly in statistics for poverty, unemployment, mental and physical health and educational under-achievement. KWMC has a grassroots approach and our projects, which have ranged from running a community gardening initiative to establishing a new record label, offer opportunities for further education and employment for the whole community. The after-school groups of the Imagination Station programme give young people the opportunity to learn valuable technical and creative skills and use digital technology to express themselves. We devise our programme to both reflect local needs and inspire and challenge everyone involved.

    Participants in KWMC projects have gained new skills, entered employment and many have expressed an increase in confidence and self-belief. KWMC has helped local people establish businesses and campaigns, and worked with residents to produce over 550 short films about local knowledge. Thousands of people have visited KWMC since the building opened in 2008 and KWMC has been recognised at the Well Being Awards and received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, amongst others.

  • Aims

    Knowle West Media Centre aims to:

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

    Established: January 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1092375

    Phone number: 0117 903 0444

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

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