This new fund aims to support individuals working in film and television to access small grants for training, mentoring and other professional development activity
What is the purpose of the Screen Professional Development Fund?
The development of Scotland’s screen workforce is essential to meet the industry’s growth, and to increase its diversity. This fund aims to contribute to this by providing support for individuals working in film and television to access training, mentoring and other professional development activity, nationally and internationally.
Priority will be given to:
• Developments in areas of skills shortages and
• Applicants under-represented in the screen industries.
Skills Shortage Priorities:
While there are skills gaps throughout the screen workforce, areas of particular concern include, but are not limited to:
• Production (Producers, Line Producers, Unit Production Managers, Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators)
• First and Second Assistant Directors
• Heads of Department and Supervisory Grades across technical and craft departments in film and TV
• TV Series Producers
• Development Executives and Researchers.
We will prioritise applications from those who are under-represented in our current funding programmes. Current evidence indicates that these under-represented people are those who self-identify as disabled, those who come from Black and Minority Ethnic cultural backgrounds, and those who are women or other gender non-conforming identities. There have been a number of gender-focussed studies that indicate a particular under-representation of women in areas of Directing, Camera, Post-Production and VFX.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from individuals who live in Scotland and work within the Scottish film and TV sector. The fund is aimed primarily at freelancers. However, applications from individuals working in small and growing screen businesses may be considered.
How much can I apply for?
You can apply to this fund for any amount between £250 and £5,000
For more information go to:
Location: All Scotland
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), or visit https://www.screen.scot/funding-and-support/screen-scotland-funding/professional-development-fund
The deadline is Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 23:59.
For more information, please visit: https://www.screen.scot/funding-and-support/screen-scotland-funding/professional-development-fund