Bullring Birmingham

Other helpful organisations in Birmingham

Producers Forum

The Producers Forum is a membership based, sector-led professional organisation providing training, networking, and a cohesive lobbying voice for independent filmmakers in the creative sector. Based in Birmingham, it is ideally located to welcome members from around the UK. Although the forum focuses on the role of Producer, it is keen to engage with all filmmakers and digital content producers and educate in the essential professional industry skills needed to succeed.

CSV Media

CSV Media is dedicated to building the skills and capacity of the voluntary sector and shares almost 50 years of experience and expertise through its professional training and consultancy services.


Hi8us is a national media and arts charity producing innovative media with young people in their communities. Since 1994, it has provided young people across the UK with the opportunity to gain first hand media production experience and to collaborate with media professionals to ensure that their own stories and experiences reach the mainstream media. Hi8us is now firmly established as the UK’s leading practitioner in the field of collaborative professional media with young people.

Skills Funding Agency

The Skills Funding Agency is an agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It funds and regulates adult further education and skills training in England.

Young People’s Learning Agency

The YPLA was launched in April 2010 with the mission of championing education and training for young people in England. It does this by providing financial support to young learners, by funding Academies for all their provision and by supporting local authorities to commission suitable education and training opportunities for all 16-19 year olds.


Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position. If you’re working in one of these industries, Skillset has information and resources to help you take your career to the next level and if you’re just starting out, you’ll find information on all the different jobs out there to help you decide which one is right for you.

Light House

Light House aims to increase the enjoyment and understanding of technologically-based media – in particular film, video, photography and creative media – and to emphasise their importance to the cultural, social and economic life of Wolverhampton, the West Midlands and further afield.


First Light funds and inspires film projects with five to 19-year-olds throughout the UK. Since launching in 2001, it has enabled over 30,000 budding young filmmakers to write, act, shoot, light, direct and produce over 1000 films and media projects. Working with filmmakers and organisations, First Light films cover a diverse range of topics and genres, and make use of accessible digital film technology.

The Rural Media Company

The Rural Media Company aims to enable rural and disadvantaged communities to participate in creative media activities, develop skills, self confidence, and a ‘voice’; to create high quality film, photography, web, and print resources, that reflect diverse rural communities and issues, and challenge stereotypes and prejudice; and to reach and inspire audiences to encourage learning, understanding, and dialogue about films and media and the issues and emotions that they raise. www.ruralmedia.co.uk

Media Trust

Are you part of a community that feels voiceless due to long-term illness, disability, or older age? Does your community feel unheard? You could have a voice using digital media. We can support you to find it. We will give seven successful applicants seed funding of £500 alongside a package of support, including training, mentoring by media professionals, and outreach support on how to run your own project.

All applicants need to be able to identify as feeling voiceless due to long-term illness, disability, or older age. Applications for support are now open, go to Community Voices and get your voice heard. www.mediatrust.org

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