Creative, Cultural and Digital
Doncaster’s position as a home for creativity has shown significant improvements with the plans for a new Cultural and Learning centre being well received and construction has commenced on the prominent site within the Civic and Cultural Quarter.
The announcement that 360 Degrees Media intend to redevelop the former Doncaster College High Melton site into a state of the art TV & Film production centre with 7 sound stages and associated support infrastructure is particularly exciting. This gives local businesses until summer 2020 in order to prepare for this major change to the local creative landscape.
Associated with the film studio development is establishment of a new VFX Academy being developed by 360 Degree Media and Doncaster College in partnership. Providing training up to Masters level, the first cohort of students is expected to start in summer 2019.
Local businesses are also actively seeking to raise the creative temperature with the likes of Doncopolitan, Helm, Queens Road Design Centre and C-View being particularly active in trying to reach out and engage with other creatives locally.
Business Doncaster is very keen to ensure that we engaged with as many local creative and digital companies in order to keep everyone informed about local opportunities and so that the sector can better collaborate and raise the sectors profile regionally, nationally and beyond.
Creative Doncaster (www.creativedoncaster.com) has been established recently providing a handy what’s on guide, news, resource package, list of spaces/venues and creative directory. If you are a local creative business why not join Creative Doncaster and complete the online template.
To enable us to keep you informed of opportunities and to invite you appropriate sector events, please register for a Creative Doncaster account: Join Creative Doncaster