Bloom is a flexible gallery/studio space run by, and for, artists and creatives. Our vision is to create a place where artists can produce and show work, a place that is part of a wider pan Mediterranean network of independent art spaces. The current situation has made us rethink our initial vision somewhat, and to ensure that our digital presence is as strong and connected as our physical one. Part of our future plans is to offer virtual residences and workshops, often in tandem with physical events. We will also be publishing a quarterly online journal of artistic practice and research. Contributions are welcome on a continuous basis, but each issue will be thematic. Issue one's theme is "connectivity".