This presentation shares the approach and findings of a case study that explored how ‘South Blessed’, an informal youth network of creative citizens in Bristol, generates value through its activities. South Blessed showcases a diversity of young, creative talent from South West England in music, fashion, poetry, skateboarding, street art, graffiti, film, comics, media activism and journalism. The study, part of a multi-institution AHRC Connected Communities project called Media, Community and the Creative Citizen, attempted to articulate the community or civic benefits of this informal network
of people, struggling for success in the creative economy.
Sobers, S., Dovey, J., Agusita, E., & Baidoo, V. (2014, December). Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study). Paper presented at Engage Conference 2014: Unlocking the Potential of Curiosity-Driven Engagement, Bristol, UK