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Represent launches crowd funding campaign to promote diversity in Bristol's creative sector

Published on Friday, 23rd January 2015
Represent, the social enterprise launched in Bristol three months ago, is this week launching its crowdfunding campaign to support its mission to improve diversity, inclusion and equality in the creative sector.

Represent, the social enterprise launched in Bristol three months ago, is this week launching its crowdfunding campaign to support its mission to improve diversity, inclusion and equality in the creative sector.

The £15,000 target campaign offers a range of rewards for supporters of Represent with pledges of support starting from as little as £10.  Other rewards include Represent tshirts, inclusion in Represent’s promotional campaigns, databases mailers, newsletters and social media all the way up to a £5,000 sponsorship package to fund 12 months of Represent activity across Bristol and the South West region.

Founders of Represent Joanna Randall and Liz Gadd are committed to tackling the lack of diversity in Bristol’s fast growing creative sector which includes advertising, design, web/digital, public relations, media, publishing, social media, film, television and animation. 

As a social enterprise Represent has been established to benefit the wider community.  The money raised will support outreach work to raise awareness of careers and opportunities in the creative sector.

Commenting on the crowd funding campaign Joanna Randall director and co-founder of Represent said: “Since our launch we have been overwhelmed with offers of support and help, however, in order to really start to make a change to address the lack of diversity in the creative sector we need to do more work to get out and about to talk to schools, community groups, parents, teachers, students, charities and employment organisations.

“We’re really excited about our crowd funding campaign as it’s a great way for the public to get involved from as little as £10.  There are also rewards tailored to local businesses who we will be targeting to support us with higher donations.  Represent has been set up to benefit the whole of the Bristol community and this campaign is a way of sharing what we’re doing and giving other people a chance to support the vital work we’re doing to make a tangible change for the future.”

The crowd funding campaign is being run by Bristol based Fundsurfer, to pledge to the project you can go to www.fundsurfer.com/project/represent