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.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA
Saturday 14 September 2019 – Sunday 15 December 2019
The Georgian House Museum
Saturday 28 September 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019
Sunday 29 September 2019 – Sunday 01 December 2019
KWMC: The Factory, Unit 24 Filwood Green Business Park, 1 Filwood Park Lane, Bristol
Thursday 10 October 2019 – Thursday 21 November 2019