PAPER POTENTIAL - magazine showcasing local creative talent

PAPERpotential - We provide the PAPER, you provide the Content!

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Who are PAPERpotential?

We are a group of soon to be graduates from different creative fields with a huge amount of potential. This is where the idea for the magazine has come from: when students leave university they are in their creative prime; they are stuffed full of ideas and enthusiastic about getting out into the world of work. But it can also be a daunting process - how do we get out there and show people our ideas and skills? Well, my friends, we start a magazine that is linked to an online social network, which local creative businesses can access to search for the best local creative talent for their needs!


The PAPERpotential Ethos

Artists, Designers, Architects, Photographers, Scientists, Writers, whatever your creative field, all ideas - whether they be sketches, notes, diagrams, or random scribbles - have come into contact with PAPER. Our mission is to simply provide the PAPER so that creative people can publicly demonstrate their skills. Our front cover is a canvas completely dedicated to a piece of outstanding work from within the magazine, no text or logos, simply the work. The magazine is uniquely identifible by its cut edge. Not only do we want to showcase the incredible work people have produced, but we want to challenge them and get them collaborating, so that they can demonstrate their potential! The magazine itself will be a piece of art - a collector's item - and each issue is themed to unite the work, providing quality content to a wide audience of creative minds.  


What do we want to achieve?

Our goal is to set up a network of creative people that can communicate with each other, to collaborate and inspire. Every quarter, we combine the genius minds of local creatives from different fields to showcase their excellence and ability to work together, producing the PAPERpotential magazine. We will link this network to creative businesses through the subscription, allowing local businesses to access the network, to advertise jobs, and search for people that have the skills they require. We aim to help creative people reach their potential.



What do we need funding for?

We may be creative, hard working and full of potential, but we need a kick start!          The funds will be spent entirely on Printing and Distributing the first issue.

We need your support and so do all those talented creative people out there!


Contact us - We'd love to hear from you!

If you are interested in learning more about PAPERpotential or if you think that you are talented and creative and want to show us your work then details of how to apply can be found on our website or if you have a query then email us at


p.s. Please do not email us your work - if you haven't already guessed, we are all about PAPER! 

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To those of you who want to test out our brilliance before committing to a subscription then we'll send you the first issue to WOW you! Sadly this means that your access to the creative network is limited to that of the general public, but we are confident that you'll be so impressed that you'll want to find out more!

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With each issue of PAPER there will be a limited edition piece of art, print or a product produced by one of our creative collaborators available to buy on our website. We are offering you the chance to receive one of the first ever Limited Edition Pieces, along with the first issue, to say thank you for your valuable support!

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Not only will you receive the magazine, like a little present of pure beauty and excellence, arriving at your door every quarter, but subscription will give you full access to the website. Allowing you to view the most talented people in the area, to benefit from their inspiring ideas and contact the best of the best to potentially work with/for you! We make searching for the best creative minds, with the right skills, easy!

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For all you collector-types out there, who want the limited edition to go with your subscription to complete the package (we know we would!): this little gem allows you to combine the benefits of a Year's Subscription with the bonus of the first ever Limited Edition Piece. Get it whilst it's hot!

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For giving so generously and supporting creative talented people in Bristol, we will advertise you or your local creative business within our first issue. Not only this, but we will also give you a year's free subscription with access to the network. Thank you, you lovely people!

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If you can see as much potential in our project as we can see in the creative city of Bristol, then support us in funding the print of the first issue. In return for such a generous contribution we would take great pride in presenting a double page spread advertising your creative business, telling the streets of Bristol how you played an important role in getting PAPER into the hands of the public, gaining instant respect from the artists and creative readers for supporting local talent by giving them a platform to get noticed. Not only will this gain you this respect direct from your desired market of creative minds but you will have our eternal gratitude for believing in us. Thank you.

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