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A collaboration aimed to turn Cardiff and the surrounding capital region’s media sector into a global hub for media innovation with a focus on green and fair economic growth.
Media Cymru is, for and about Wales with the core of our work focusing on Cardiff Capital Region as one of the best performing and third largest media clusters in the UK, creating one in eight of all new UK jobs in Film and TV.
By building on the global successes already happening in the region’s media sector, harnessing existing knowledge, increasing capacity for innovation, and generating skills, we can shape the future of media in Wales as a whole.
Media Cymru is led by Cardiff University, with government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund, Welsh Government through Creative Wales, the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal and additional support from Cardiff Council alongside industry and university partners.
Media Cymru is made up of a delivery team, in collaboration with our Consortium partners, as well as the wider creative cluster.
Consortium partners: Alacrity Foundation, BBC Cymru Wales, Boom Cymru, Cardiff Capital Region, Cardiff Council, Cardiff Metropolitan University (PDR), Cardiff Productions, Cardiff University, Channel 4, Dragon Post (Wales), Ffilm Cymru Wales, Gorilla TV, Nimble Productions, Object Matrix, Rescape Innovation, Rondo Media, Seren Virtual Production, S4C, TownSq, University of South Wales, Unquiet Media, Wales Interactive, Welsh Government.
Media Cymru will provide research, development and innovation opportunities to businesses and individuals operating in the Cardiff Capital Region and beyond.
Funding, training and taster opportunities are available now!
The Innovation Pipeline is a series of targeted funding rounds and training opportunities (available from 2023 to 2025) which are designed to develop companies and individuals within the media sector, in the Cardiff Capital Region and across Wales.
The aim is to increase capacity to carry out meaningful research, development and innovation (RD&I), from early-stage development through to scale up activity, resulting in more ideas, diversity, and growth to the industry.
The BBC Content Innovation Fund enables Wales-based production companies to research and develop (R&D) innovation-driven content for commission which will delight audiences across Wales and beyond.
This new fund offers dedicated time and resource for indies to explore innovative ways of producing content – whether that be new formats, methods of creation or means of delivery.
An ecosystem of physical and digital spaces, business support and access to emerging tech, designed to develop the most innovative media cluster in the UK.
This project will look to cultivate a collaborative culture of innovation across the media sector in the Cardiff Capital Region.
The Wales Screen Workforce Survey is the first Wales-wide survey to assess the skills and training needs, attitudes and experience of people working across the screen sector.
Led by a team of researchers at USW’s Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations, the survey will provide an accurate and comprehensive overview of both the current and future needs of people working in the screen industries in Wales.
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