The story behind Creative Bubble
Creative Bubble is a joint initiative between Swansea BID and University of Wales Trinity Saint David. It was set up in June 2013 to explore ways in which the two organisations could work together to make a positive impact on Swansea City Centre (socially, economically and culturally).
Creative Bubble encourages students from different courses to network and work collaboratively, using the empty shop as a base. It provides students with a safe environment to realise their dreams and ambitions – pop-up shops, exhibitions, performances, workshops, film premieres….. by encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurial thinking. There is a team of Student Enterprise Interns who support the activity and gain invaluable experience generating new ideas and looking after the unit.
The project ultimately seeks to improve the economic future of Swansea by increasing footfall and supporting students who want to set up their own businesses. It also adds to the rich culture and vibrancy of Swansea. Since 2013 over 11,000 people have set foot in the shop to visit hundreds of pop-up student projects.