An Update from the B+B Creative R+D Team, 17 March 2020

To all of our network,

We wanted to keep you up to date with the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D response to the current Covid-19 situation.

The B+B Creative R+D Team are working together to re-design the appropriate parts of the programme so that we can continue our work as far as possible. This crisis brings unprecedented challenges for Creative Industries and we will be consulting with our community and our stakeholders to design ways to support the cluster in our region.

For now, our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and network, so we have taken action to postpone events, and are developing ways, where possible, to hold them in a digital space. We are also looking into how we might be able to support the Creative Industries in Bristol and Bath as best we can.

We will keep you informed and provide more detailed plans here as they develop.

We are always here to support our community, so if you have any further questions or concerns please email the team.

Please contact if you have any urgent questions.

Best wishes from all of us in the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D team.


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.

This first-of-a-kind collaboration between the region’s four universities - UWE Bristol, Bath Spa, the University of Bath and the University of Bristol - and digital creativity centre Watershed, intends to break down the doors, connecting the worlds of university research and creative business to develop a shared vision for tomorrow’s creative industries. We are also host to Creative Workforce for the Future, working with cultural organisations and companies across the region to connect them to exceptional talent from underrepresented backgrounds.

We’re here to make a real and lasting impact. To attract new talent and foster the next generation of original, diverse, creative minds. We want Bristol and Bath to carry the torch for jaw-dropping innovation, creating the most inventive, compelling new products, services and experiences. And we want to achieve this in an inclusive and sustainable way, working as one to create a positive economic, social and cultural impact.

Together, we’re ready to make this happen. We’d like to invite you to join us.