Canolfan S4C Yr Egin – At the heart of Wales’ creative future

Canolfan S4C Yr Egin has a contemporary and exciting vision that will help transform and shape the creative industries in south west Wales and beyond.

By bringing a range of creative, digital and cultural practitioners together within the same building, there will be an opportunity to co-locate a set of specific skills, thereby establishing opportunities to exchange information, to innovate and to create jobs.

The Centre will offer ways of engaging with other creative communities throughout Wales and will become a beacon for creativity in South West Wales. It will be home to numerous companies and jobs across the creative sector, including those in the fields of broadcasting, animation, photography, graphic design, computer games, software and computing services, communication, marketing and publishing.

By co-locating a range of skills and talents, there will be an opportunity for Canolfan S4C Yr Egin to develop into a leading institution for the creative industries in Wales, bringing with it national and international prestige for S4C, its partners and other tenants based at the Centre.  The building will also offer a flexible space and appropriate resources for freelancers and companies from the creative industries to use as needed.

In addition there will be an opportunity to establish incubator units to be used by individuals or groups who wish to establish their own companies/businesses.  Canolfan S4C Yr Egin will provide scope to nurture the best creative abilities in Wales, offering rewarding experiences and work opportunities for talented individuals wishing to work within the creative industries.

In partnership with some of Canolfan S4C Yr Egin’s tenants, the University will also set about establishing a range of new courses that will complement the type of sectors that will establish themselves within the Centre. Through its direct engagement with the creative industries in the process of planning, validating and teaching these programmes, the University will ensure that its graduates have the necessary skills to enable them to succeed within their chosen field.

Through co-operation with a range of relevant partners, Canolfan S4C Yr Egin will help to strengthen the relationship between the broadcasting industries and the digital industries, establishing a collaborative and multi-platform environment which will develop, produce and export digital and creative content of the highest standard.