The Animation sector is currently underserved in terms of national data sources. We intend to work with the BFI to research and produce the first Animation Sector Mapping Study.
Following our campaign for public funds for this first rung on the creative ladder, the BFI have been consulting on a new animated shorts fund.
The supply of home-grown skills is an area in which UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK members have made considerable efforts in recent years, such as schools outreach, careers advice, apprenticeships, and engagement with FE and HE.
UK Screen's Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund, known as the ALT Fund, has at least £150,000 available for apprenticeship training in small and medium sized visual effects, post-production and animation companies.
We are founding partners in Access:VFX, a global collective of VFX/animation studios that strive to increase inclusion in our sector. Access:VFX provides mentoring, schools outreach, careers information and opportunity for under-represented groups.