About Knowle West Media Centre
At Knowle West Media Centre we support people to make positive changes in their lives and communities, using technology and the arts to come up with creative solutions to problems and explore new ways of doing things.
KWMC is an arts centre and charity and we’ve been based in South Bristol – on the Knowle West estate – since 1996.
Since those early days, our work has centred on working collaboratively with people from different backgrounds to develop new and creative models for achieving positive social change – and supporting people to develop the skills and confidence to be change-makers themselves.
Our current projects include skills training and employment opportunities for young people, supporting community organisations across Bristol in their work, and a diverse range of creative programmes exploring issues from housing to health.
We also operate The Factory, an award-winning making and training space based at Filwood Green Business Park. The Factory provides access to new digital manufacturing technologies (such as CNC routers and laser cutters), offers product design and prototyping services for clients, and delivers a range of free training courses.
You can also commission us to undertake bespoke creative projects, such as graphic design, video production, and social media consultancy, and we also offer event, meeting and office space for hire within our straw-bale building.
Work with us
Interested in technology, digital media or community arts? Join the team at Knowle West Media Centre! Whatever your age, background, interests or professional discipline, we’re keen to hear from you! Our team includes staff, trustees, volunteers and Associates and you can get involved in a number of ways:Join our staff team
Jobs will be posted on this site when they become available. We currently employ over 35 staff, both full and part time.Volunteer
We have a fantastic volunteer team at KWMC and their contributions are very highly valued. We’ve developed a support system for our volunteers to ensure that they gain useful, meaningful experiences – and many have gone on to gain employment (several on the KWMC staff team!) We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and particularly from people who live locally.Become a Trustee
We are looking for individuals with a range of experiences and from a range of backgrounds who would like to use their expertise to support our projects and activities. Trustees are champions of KWMC and help to guide and develop the organisation.