Hello, we’re Knowle West Media Centre,
Based in South Bristol we’ve been supporting local people to make positive changes in their lives and communities since 1996, using technology and the arts to come up with creative solutions to problems and explore new ways of doing things.
We wanted to introduce ourselves at a really exciting time in our history.
Our work centres on working collaboratively with people from different backgrounds to develop new and creative models for achieving positive social change – and supporting people to develop the skills and confidence to be change-makers themselves.
We’re leading the change in several key areas of innovation, with our ground breaking programmes:
Housing - We Can Make uses a community centred approach to reimagine homes and housing for changing local needs
Technology - We are actively reclaiming technological advances from big tech for our community
Research - As part of an international network of Living Labs we use cutting edge research to address a whole range of challenges
Manufacturing - The Factory is using sustainable practices to support creative enterprises and upskill local people , supporting the local economy
You could be part of it.
Our board currently is made up of local people, leaders in education, arts, activism, social enterprise and community. We’re currently looking for new Trustees to join our incredible board and help us make the difference now and for future generations.
We’re looking for people with knowledge of law, finance, HR, housing and contract management and those who are currently underrepresented on our board, particularly people of colour (Black and Minority Ethnic), and people who identify as d/Deaf or disabled. A key mission for us is to ensure our board reflects the diversity of our team, the people we work with and the city we live in.
It's a privilege to be on the board of such an impactful, innovative organisation which is recognised for its pioneering work around the world. If you’re interested in joining and helping us make a difference we would love to hear from you.
Think global, act local.
Take a look at our Welcome to Knowle West Media Centre (a PDF that you can download here) and see some examples of the work we are doing.
If you are interested in being part of the team and would like to find out more and arrange a time for an informal chat then please drop an email to the Chief Executive Carolyn Hassan, email@example.com or one of our board members, Jess Bunyan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are held Monday evenings at 5pm and usually last an hour and a half. During covid we have been meeting online on Teams. Going forward we expect meetings to be a mixture of in person and online.