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

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Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles

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

Saturday 30 June 2018 – Sunday 19 May 2019

Watching Limbo

Caraboo Projects, 2 Stafford Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4DA

Friday 21 September 2018 – Sunday 21 October 2018

Hokusai and Hiroshige: Masters of Japanese landscape prints

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

Saturday 22 September 2018 – Sunday 06 January 2019

Clowns: The eggs-hibition

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queens Rd Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 29 September 2018 – Sunday 06 January 2019

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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