Arts Council England axes Animate Projects
28.01.11
We are very sorry to announce that Animate is likely to close down at the end of March 2011, following Arts Council England’s decision not to fund our 2011 programme. Animate began in 1990 as an Arts Council/Channel 4 scheme and has been supported by the Arts Council England continuously for 21 years. We set up Animate Projects four years ago, following the sudden death of Dick ...
What will happen to the Film Council millions? And other questions
16.09.10
These are uncertain times, and although we haven’t got answers to all the questions, we should certainly be asking what the impact of government cuts and other actions might be for those of us on the independent side of things – short filmmakers, animators, artists. What’s the future for work that experiments and takes risks? Will the UK Film Council be shut down? More than 50,000 people ...
Who you gonna call?
22.05.10
With economic downturn and government imperatives to tackle the deficit, it’s more important than ever that the public cultural development bodies are fit to robustly champion us lot at the coalface. Arts Council England’s latest restructure of its organisation, announced over a year ago, is now in it ‘final stages’. The new structure may have been in place on 1 April, but there are still posts waiting ...
UK Film Council proposes ‘space and funding’ for experimental talent

19.11.09
UK Film Council Policy and Funding Priorities Consultation The UK Film Council has published a consultation document, inviting responses to its proposed priorities for 2010 – 2013. Encouragingly, there’s a proposal that they should “provide a new space and funding stream to support experimental filmmaking.” They don’t however define ‘experimental’, but that’s something they are likely to want to establish partly by way of the consultation ...
UK Film Council and British Film Institute will become one

19.10.09
BFI: merging in 2010 [this post has been revised] We hear that the merging of UK Film Council and BFI  – ‘mooted’ by the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport in August – is going to happen, with the two organisations being told they’ll become one by April 2010. Officially, it’s not a done deal, and it’s certainly a tight schedule; it probably doesn’t make the ...