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Rough Assembly to fund BAME media internship in Bristol

Bristol-based Rough Assembly is helping to fund an internship in Bristol for an individual from the BAME community, which is historically under-represented in the media.

The Rough Assembly has been running music nights for the Bristol media community for over 10 years with the highlight being its annual Christmas party.

Selling out famous Bristol music venues such as Motion and Thekla and hosting headline acts including the Cuban Brothers, this non-profit night has previously given money to a range or charities and good causes.

Now it is giving funds to help facilitate an internship in the Bristol media industry working with Creative Access, a social enterprise which supports young people from Black, Asian and other non-white ethnic minorities, as well as those from lower socio economic backgrounds in the creative industries.

Jody Bourton, who runs Rough Assembly supported by a group of volunteers, said:

“The Rough Assembly brings together everyone from the Bristol media industry under one roof for a great night of music. We’re really happy to help fund an internship supporting the work of Creative Access as diversity and inclusivity is something we are passionate about.”

This year’s grant recipient will be training as Post-Production intern at Icon Films. The role is currently being advertised here.

Tom Cooper, Tech Ops Manager at Icon Films said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded a grant from Rough Assembly to provide a stepping stone role into our industry in partnership with Creative Access. We strongly believe that such opportunities enable us to have more exciting and creative teams while training up leaders for the future.”

Any organisations interested in receiving a future grant should email Jody Bourton from the Rough Assembly.