FLAMIN Animations is a commissioning programme for early-career Black-identifying* artist animators living in the UK. Run by Film London and Arts Council England, the programme aims to support artist animators as they take their first steps into a career working with the moving image, with development support and funding for a new work.
Previous FLAMIN Animators have gone on to showcase their work on the Piccadilly Lights as part of the CIRCA x Dazed Class of 2022, in Frankfurt at the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, at the London International Animation Festival and at London’s Picturehouse Central and Rich Mix as part of the New Black Film Collective’s TNB XPO.
The programme responds to the underrepresentation of Black artists within the art, film, and animation industries, and is part of Film London’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.
*Artists and Creatives of African or Caribbean Descent, Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such.
What does the programme offer each artist animator?
- £3,000 to create a new animation
- Development support and advice from the FLAMIN Team
- Bespoke mentoring opportunities from animation professionals in the art and film industries
- Ongoing profile and promotion through Film London's newsletter and social media channels as a FLAMIN alumnus