The Jam Jar is one of our absolute favourite threads in Bristol's fabulous cultural and creative fabric. A vibrant, independent community arts space and music venue in the heart of Bristol, The Jam Jar is totally volunteer led. It offers a dazzling array of services and platforms, including: a music studio, art studio, open desk spaces, a large creative space which can be used as a performance area (complete with high ceilings and a stage) to a wide range of clients. All of this is accompanied by toilet and kitchen facilities, making The Old Malt House, where The Jam Jar is based, a multi faceted community and creative space. It strives to support and shout about grassroots and independent musical culture and creativity, by developing a space that encourages and enables collaborative work. The Jam Jar also works to encourage a mutual sharing of resources and skills, to create a variety of projects under the same roof.
The space itself has been built out of a successful collaboration between multi-skilled individuals, and now hosts an incredible array of new ideas and projects. Head to The Jam Jar and expect to encounter a dazzling array of talented musicians, artists, performers and speakers at their events, as well as fun and interactive workshops, conferences and practical courses.
The Jam Jar is now crowdfunding to raise money to keep itself afloat and get fully licensed, amidst tough financial times. Check out their events and contribute to the efforts to keep this jewel in the Bristolian cultural crown polished, shiny, alive and well!