Rife is Watershed’s youth-led online magazine.
A magazine and a professional development programme, since 2014 it has been genuinely changing lives by nurturing young talent from diverse backgrounds, connecting them to opportunities and careers they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
Your support will ensure that this important work continues and that young people have their voices heard.
“Rife isn’t just a job, it’s a community brimming with opportunity and positivity”
“Rife helped me find my voice. I felt valid, and began to understand that what I had to say was important.”
“It’s so hard to get a foot in the door. Now, I’m armed with a network and the skills to progress in my career.”
Rife has paid and trained over 30 content creators who all now work in the creative industries, where they offer fresh ideas that are creating change
8,000 young people
We’ve reached over 8,000 young people through workshops and events that have been created in partnership with schools and youth organisations and run by Rife peer mentors
In the last two years, we’ve hosted 43 work experience students from 19 different schools across Bristol at Rife’s HQ, Watershed
Buy the Rife book
Rife has just published their first book! Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth, edited by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones, is a book of essays by young people packed with their viewpoints on gentrification, dating, politics, and loads more.Buy the book
Support the next generation
It is becoming increasingly difficult to secure funding in the arts and cultural sector in the current economic climate. With your support we can continue to help a hugely diverse range of young people from Bristol. We want to hear what they have to say, give them a platform, develop their skills, provide opportunities, and amplify their ideas and stories. We want to create real social change.
Be part of the Watershed and Rife story, make an extraordinary difference to the lives and the futures of young people and donate today.
Watershed and its programme would not be possible without the support and generosity of our loyal supporters.