Calling The Shots

CTS is all about widening participation and helping people express themselves through creative media. Our story began in 1998 with Stray, a film about the trials and tribulations of homeless teenagers. The film, made in partnership with Bread Youth Project in St Paul’s, Bristol set the tone.

Since then we’ve worked with hundreds of organisations, from the smallest, like local family charity Together For Short Lives, to some of the biggest, like Channel 4. 

Sometimes it can be really hard to engage meaningfully with particular communities and ‘hard to reach’ demographics. Creative media such as film, photography and music can really help break down barriers and give people not only a voice but also skills they can develop over a lifetime.

We’re currently up-skilling 16-25 year olds and commissioning 72 short films for Arts Council England and Channel 4 through their Random Acts TV arts strand.

We have developed skills and capacity in communities and organisations throughout the South-West and nationally.

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Address

Unit 4
Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road
Bristol
Bristol BS1 6UX

+44 (0)117 930 0141
zoe@callingtheshots.co.uk
http://callingtheshots.co.uk/

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Calling The Shots

What's on

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Arnolfini

Wednesday 27 September 2017 – Sunday 24 December 2017

Empire Through the Lens

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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