IMPACT AREA

CREATIVE ECONOMY, CULTURE & DIGITAL

We know that creating a vibrant, creative, inclusive region is key to achieving our economic and social goals.  Our mission is to make South West Wales somewhere that people want to be, by involving everyone, engaging communities, and unleashing the talent and potential of people.

“Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steel-making…  Economic growth is driven by creativity, so if we want to increase it, we have to tap into the creativity of everyone.”

Grants available for Swansea cultural and creative freelancers

Grants available for Swansea cultural and creative freelancers

Swansea Council is to offer grants to help freelance workers in the cultural and creative sectors through the pandemic. The funding – in the form of one-off £2,500 payments - will support applicants facing financial challenges as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. The...

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Creative agency set to re-imagine key Swansea Market zone

Creative agency set to re-imagine key Swansea Market zone

A team of award-winning design specialists is to re-model a key area of Swansea Market. The experienced Tangent Partnership Ltd will work with Swansea Council, traders and the public to transform the venue’s central casual area into a new destination for people to...

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A bridge to Swansea’s future set to arrive this week

A bridge to Swansea’s future set to arrive this week

A £135m Swansea regeneration scheme is set to take a major step forward this week. The first four huge steel panels of a striking landmark bridge are due to arrive in the city where, with others that will follow, they will be expertly fitted together over the coming...

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HMRC resumes investigations after COVID-19

HMRC resumes investigations after COVID-19

Lee Bradley, Tax Director of Bevan Buckland LLP explains what to expect from tax probes in 2020/21. After temporarily pausing tax investigations as COVID-19 business support measures rolled out earlier this year, HMRC has restarted probes into businesses and...

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A Brighter Future for Swansea Children

A Brighter Future for Swansea Children

Young Dragons CIC are delighted to announce that their crowdfunding appeal to help young children develop enterprise skills has reached its target. The funding will be used to help support the Swansea Primary Enterprise Challenge, an annual event open to primary...

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COVID-19 business impact survey – we need your views!

COVID-19 business impact survey – we need your views!

Neath Port Talbot Council is inviting business owners and the self employed across the county borough to take part in a Wales-wide survey aimed at measuring the impact on them of the coronavirus pandemic. The survey has been developed by the South West and Mid Wales...

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Ending the lockdown – Bevan Buckland LLP’s View

Ending the lockdown – Bevan Buckland LLP’s View

The key factor in ending lockdown and other measures is the coronavirus reproductive number, commonly talked about as the “R” value. This is the number of people each individual case can be expected to transmit the virus to, effectively the rate of the virus spreading...

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VOLCANO THEATRE LAUNCHES ‘ENCOUNTERS UNKNOWN’

VOLCANO THEATRE LAUNCHES ‘ENCOUNTERS UNKNOWN’

Swansea-based VOLCANO THEATRE has launched a programme of work, new and continuing, for the duration of the lockdown. The company has called the programme ENCOUNTERS UNKNOWN. “All of this work” says Volcano’s Artistic Director PAUL DAVIES, “is geared to the continuity...

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OUR CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEMBERS

As well as networking opportunities, important roundtable discussions, and the ability to get their voices heard at a regional level, we support our members in the Creative & Digital sector by promoting the importance of creativity and innovation to the future flourishing of our economy.  The Creative Economy is one of our six impact areas, because nurturing creativity and culture in our towns and cities is how we'll create successful and attractive places that people want to live and work in.  We're developing Swansea's Creative Quarter and involving creative businesses across the region in helping to shape our regional identity.  We also host the Creative & Digital Zone at the annual city centre conference in Swansea.

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