Latest News & CV-19 Resources, Advice, Opportunities & Online Activities: May 2020

Welcome to the May 2020 edition of the Bristol Creatives' e-bulletin - the second CV-19 Lockdown e-bulletin! I hope you are all keeping safe and well, and that you are managing to find ways to be creative during this challenging time.  I have stripped out all our What's On event listings as all face-to-face workshops, classes and courses have been postponed or cancelled.  However, we have the latest news, advice, guidance and details of grants and funding opportunities.  As well as a few great creative opportunities and some online activities and events that you can take part in whilst you're stuck at home - read on to find out more!
Are you running online classes, courses, performances or exhibitions?
If you are running any online activities during the CV-19 lockdown period - we encourage you to list them in the What's On/Event section of the website so that we can help you promote them!  Please mark them as 'Virtual' clearly in the event title.  Get in touch if you need a hand -

Bristol Creatives Gold Membership

Don't forget if you are one of our paid Gold Members then it's always a good time to update your Creative Directory listing(s) and to post details of your latest exhibitions, talks, workshops, courses, opportunities, jobs and news on the website, and we'll include them in the next e-bulletin that will go out on around 1 May 2020!

In the meantime don't forget to visit NewsJobs & Events for the latest opportunities and listings, and join over 9500 followers on Twitter @bristolcreative and 'like' our Facebook Page too!  

Please Note: we have also recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


A big thank you to the following members who recently renewed their annual Gold Membership:

Eleanor Collins - Illustrator: I paint eye-catching illustrations for articles and childrens books.  I am currently open to commissions for childrens illustrations and images for articles, although I will try my hand at almost anything! So if you have an idea please feel free to run it past me.

Spike Island - Spike Island offers some of the most professional and affordable artists’ studios in the country. It is currently home to over 70 artists at all stages of their careers, working across all media. These studios are subsidised, making them accessible to artists who would otherwise find it difficult to afford working space.

Easton Road Studios - offering artist’s studios, desk space and occasional events - is located in Easton, Bristol. The building dates from the Victorian era and contains 11 individual studio spaces of a variety of sizes. The studios are located on Easton Road, just a few minutes walk from Lawrence Hill train station. Units and desk space can be rented by individuals or groups. Different sizes of units are available. Desk space from £80 per month.
Lisa Cole - Collabroative Designer - I am a human centered designer/maker, collaborative artist and teacher. I welcome collaborations from all avenues and have worked with poets, textile artists, comedians, members of the community, academics and researchers. My personal research centres around experimental ceramics and philosophy.  I teach Design Thinking as a strategy to solve environmental issues. My workshops are suitable for corporate team building and community learners alike. They are delivered online or in person.


Several other members also joined up or renewed this month, but haven't listed themselves in our online Creative Directory yet so we can't highlight you here!  Visit our online Help page for information on how to add your listings to the website, or email for more information.  It's easy to do and it will help with your marketing, and generate new work opportunities too!

Not a Gold Member already? Then join now! Our Gold Membership Scheme is excellent value for money enabling you to promote your work and other activities to over 2000 people each month.  Plus it's a great way to support Bristol Creatives - we rely on Gold Membership Fees to keep the website running and up-to-date, and to send out these e-bulletins!

It costs from as little as £30 a year for which you can post your news, opportunities, announcements, studio listings, jobs and what's on events on our website, which has over 7500+ unique visitors a month.  Your listings will also automatically be included in these monthly e-bulletins, which go out to over 1800+ subscribers and we'll share them on Twitter @bristolcreative which has over 9500+ followers too. All in all a very affordable and efficient way to promote what you do!

You will also be able to set up a listing(s) in our exclsuive online Creative Directory and be showcased in our Members' Showcase Banner on our homepage and benefit from a range of discounts on things like art materials, printing and delivery.  It's great value for money and an excellent way to promote yourself and your creative practice.  For more information about the benefits and to join today visit Gold Members.

Finally, as usual there's loads going on in Bristol this month and with lots of new opportunities, events and jobs being posted all the time - keep checking the website regularly for the very latest listings.  Please feel free to forward this e-bulletin and recommend Bristol Creatives to your friends and colleagues as we are keen to get the word out about our network so that we can help support and promote visual and applied arts in Bristol.

Follow us on Twitter @bristolcreative and 'like' our Bristol Creatives Facebook Page!
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