Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a new, £6.8 million collaboration to take the Bristol and Bath cluster to the next level by forging connections, sharing knowledge and creating new opportunities.

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 collectively imagine and develop the future of the creative industries.


Take Part

There are many opportunities to take part in our programmes through fellowships, R+D funding, our events programme and much more.


Pathfinders are themed creative R+D projects designed to lead the Bristol + Bath cluster into the future, engage with emergent technologies and develop a diverse new talent base. There will be 5 Pathfinders from 2019 until 2023.


16.09.20 Expanded Performance

The turning of the research screw.

by Manu Maunganidze

16.09.20 Expanded Performance

Live(ness) thinking

by Tanuja Amarasuriya

01.09.20 Expanded Performance

In Times of Crisis: Expanding Performance for Collective Wellbeing

by Dr. Ellie Chadwick