Apply to The FLAMIN Fellowship

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Applications for The FLAMIN Fellowship are open until 17 June 2024.

Film London and Arts Council England with the support of The Fenton Arts Trust present The FLAMIN Fellowship, a major development programme for early-career artist filmmakers living in England. Part of Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), the Fellowship aims to support the most exciting, innovative and challenging moving image practices from filmmakers at the early stages of their careers, with development and funding for new work. Established in 2017 and now in its seventh edition, The FLAMIN Fellowship has provided specialist support to a range of artists who have gone on to achieve major solo exhibitions, win awards and screen in competition at international film festivals.

The FLAMIN Fellowship offers a unique opportunity in developing professional artistic practice with a series of monthly workshops, which cover key areas including selling artwork, film festival strategy, writing funding applications, archiving your work, sound design, insurance, copyright and sustaining a practice. Previous workshop speakers have included artists Larry Achiampong, Chris Alton, Graeme Arnfield, Jasmina Cibic,Onyeka Igwe, Esther Johnson, Rachel Maclean, Daria Martin, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, Hetain Patel, Imran Perretta, Heather Phillipson, Marianna Simnett and Michelle Williams Gamaker, as well as representatives from ACME Studios, a-n, Arts Council England, Artquest, Auguste Orts, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, BFI, British Council, CPH:DOX, DACS, Film and Video Umbrella, Forma, Jerwood Arts, Julia Stoschek Foundation, LUX, not/nowhere, Nottingham Contemporary, Open City Documentary Festival, Tate, Thomas Dane Gallery, V.O Curations, Vdrome and the Wellcome Trust.

Each year, The FLAMIN Fellowship supports six artists at the early stages of their career, each with projects that they would like to develop. Find out more about the artists who have been supported previously.

Joseph Wilson, Isn't It a Beautiful World (2021), installation view at CIRCA, Piccadilly Lights, London. Photo by Ro Murphy. Developed through The FLAMIN Fellowship

What the programme offers

  • A programme of professional practice workshops taking place in-person in London (travel costs from other parts of England can be covered)
  • Development support sessions with Pinky Ghundale, an experienced Production Advisor
  • Development bursary of £2,500 towards a specific project
  • Specialist one-to-one advice sessions with an external expert
  • Promotion through representation in screening programmes and online profile
  • The benefits of being embedded in a peer group of moving image artists
  • Profile and promotion through Film London’s newsletter and social media channels as FLAMIN alumni, during and after the artists’ time on the Fellowship

Saul Pankhurst, To Do (2022), film still

Who can apply

The FLAMIN Fellowship is set up to develop the practices of early-career moving image artists based in England.

The Fellowship is open to:

  • Artists with experience in working with moving image (at least two previous works that have been shown in exhibitions or screenings)
  • Applicants who have had a professional artistic practice* (outside of higher education) for at least two years, but for no more than five years**. (Applicants do not need to have engaged in higher education to be eligible for the programme)
  • Artists with a moving image project at an early stage that they would like to focus on developing during the programme
  • Artists who are able to fully commit to the development scheme (see key dates below)

We can’t support:

  • Artists taking part in another development programme (see list in FAQ’s document) or in receipt of a development award (e.g. Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) Award) during the Fellowship programme
  • Artists who are represented by a commercial gallery
  • Artists who have already had a solo show in a major publicly funded art space
  • Artists enrolled on a full or part-time course of study at any level (Foundation, BA, MA or PhD) at any point during the Fellowship period
  • Film-makers wishing to develop film industry careers – the Fellowship is for artists using moving image as their medium and engaging with the art world
  • Artists based outside of England

*Here we consider a ‘professional artistic practice’ to be making and exhibiting artwork to a public audience.

If applicants have technically been practicing professionally as an artist for over 5 years, but feel that they are still in the early stages of their career and can make an argument for why this is the case (e.g. caring responsibilities), then their application will be considered at FLAMIN’s discretion. If this is your situation, we recommend phoning or emailing the FLAMIN team in advance of applying to enquire as to your eligibility.

Ronan Mackenzie, Rain, Rain, Go Away (2024), film still. Developed through the FLAMIN Fellowship

Application process

Selection for this opportunity will be through a two-stage process:

  • Stage 1: A short online application from which up to 20 artists will be selected
  • Stage 2: Up to 20 artists will be invited to submit a more detailed application that will include an idea for a project to develop, and will be invited to attend an interview. They will each be given a fee of £100. Interview questions will be shared in advance.

Selection criteria

Anna Engelhardt and Mark Cinkevich, Onset (2023), film still.

In Stage 1 we are looking for:

  • Applications that demonstrate a strong, boundary pushing and innovative artistic practice
  • Artists with experience in making moving image work, while still standing to benefit from the Fellowship support to develop a new work
  • Artists at an appropriate stage of their careers, with some experience and success in engaging with the art world, who would still benefit from the content of the workshops

In Stage 2 we are looking for:

  • Innovative and challenging moving image project ideas that show strong artistic vision
  • Projects that are at an early stage of development
  • Projects that are a logical and ambitious next step and an important new project for the applicant


We are happy to assist artists who may identify as having a disability and are interested in participating in The FLAMIN Fellowship. Please contact the FLAMIN team if you would like to discuss your accessibility requirements, or require assistance with the application process. | +44 (0) 20 7613 7676

How to apply

Applications to The FLAMIN Fellowship must be completed online using the FLAMIN Fellowship 2024-2025 application form on Wufoo.

Click here to apply

Application deadline: Tuesday 17 June 2024

Useful documents

Click on the links below to download the Guidelines, FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and Pre-fill application form documents, which are available in PDF and Word file formats.

Guidelines - PDF | Word doc
FAQs - PDF | Word doc
Pre-fill application form - Word doc

We advise that you prepare your application using the 'Pre-fill application form', which lists all the questions (with word counts) asked in the online Wufoo form. The Wufoo platform doesn't allow you to save your progress in the application, so we recommend you prepare your answers in the pre-fill application form then copy and paste them into the online form.

Key Dates

  • May and June 2024 - Pre-application advice available to all artists
  • Monday 17 June 2024 (12:00 midday) - Open call deadline
  • Wednesday 17 July 2024 - Artists are notified of whether they are invited to submit for Stage Two
  • Wednesday 7 August 2024 - Submission deadline for Stage Two proposals
  • Weeks starting 12 and 19 August 2024 - Selection Interviews
  • 16 September to 31 October 2024 - Feedback and advice available on request to all unsuccessful applicants

The first FLAMIN Fellowship workshop is scheduled for 11 September 2024 (full programme dates are listed in the Guidelines).

Chris Zhongtian Yuan, All Trace Is Gone No Clamour for a Kiss (2022), film still. Developed through the FLAMIN Fellowship.

About Pinky Ghundale, Production Advisor

Film Producer Pinky Ghundale has been a long term advisor working with FLAMIN on the artists’ moving image productions including the FLAMIN Awards and the Fellowship programme. Pinky produces moving image projects with artists and filmmakers working with museums, galleries and institutions worldwide. She is the long term producer of Academy and Turner Prize-winning artist and director Steve McQueen, and has produced numerous works for artists Jane and Louise Wilson, artist and designer Hussein Chalayan as well as works by Tacita Dean, Martina Amati, Zarina Bhimji and Zineb Sedira amongst others. She was previously Production Manager at Illuminations Films, working closely with Producer Keith Griffiths on films and productions by The Quay Brothers, Jan Svankmajer and TV documentaries by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair.