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Emma Boulton

Lead producer for the 5th pathfinder of the B+B R+D. The pathfinder, Here + There, is designed to explore how being locally rooted allows us to understand ourselves as part of an interconnected global network.


white women with short brown hair. Wearing a denim shirt and multi-coloured necklace.

Emma Boulton

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A picture from a project called Meet at the Square. A brightly coloured wooden structure in Lagos. People standing in and around the structure.

Here + There

Here + There is the 5th pathfinder for Bristol + Bath Creative R+D. It is a year long programme designed to explore how being locally rooted allows us to understand ourselves as part of an interconnected global network.

Emma is part of the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D team. Her role is to support a collaborative programme of research and business to improve the performance of the creative industries in the region and in particular Bristol, ensuring they continue to flourish.

Her B+B work focuses on understanding how we can be locally rooted and globally connected. Through a programme of talent development, collaborative research and business development, Emma is connecting the Bristol+Bath cluster to international conversations and opportunities. 

Emma brings years of experience, both working internationally and with the UK creative industries, from her time as a British Council Arts Programme Manager. Situated within the Creative Economy team, she specialised in digital, tech and interactive and was a creative economy advisor for the Americas and South Asia. Emma delivered skills development programmes, supported international tours and exhibitions, and network development. 

Immediately before joining Watershed Emma ran creative enterprise support for Knowle West Media Centre The Factory. 

In addition to working with the creative industries, Emma is deeply interested in games and the culture of games. She moderates for online games communities and streamers, and is a trustee for the experimental games festival Now Play This.