Apply to The FLAMIN Fellowship, FILM London

A major scheme for early-career artist filmmakers living in England.

Deadline: Tuesday 4th May 2021

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, Esther Johnson, Onyeka Igwe, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, Hetain Patel, Imran Perretta, Heather Phillipson and Marianna Simnett, as well as representatives from ACME Studios, Arts Council England, Artquest, Auguste Orts, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, BFI, CPH:DOX, DACS, Film and Video Umbrella, Forma, Jerwood Arts, Kate MacGarry Gallery, LUX, Tate, 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.

What the programme offers each artist

  • A programme of workshops covering key areas around sustaining artistic practice, addressing the particular context of the moving image as a medium.
  • Mentoring sessions with an experienced production advisor, Pinky Ghundale. More information about Pinky can be found below.
  • Seed development finance of £2,500 for a specific project.
  • Introduction to different production models.
  • Promotion through representation in a touring screening programme, online profile and work-in-progress screenings presented to curators and potential future supporters.
  • The benefits of being embedded in a peer group.
  • Ongoing profile and promotion through Film London's newsletter and social media channels as a FLAMIN alumnus.

Eligibility Criteria

The FLAMIN Fellowship will support applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Artists working with moving image, with an innovative and boundary-pushing approach to the medium.
  • Early-career artists, having no commercial gallery representation, but who have a track record of working with moving image, and whose moving image work has been shown in an art world context previously.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate that they have had a professional artistic practice* outside of higher education for at least 2 years, but for no more than 7 years. Applicants do not need to have completed higher education to be eligible for the programme.**
  • Applicants must not be studying currently.
  • Artists with moving image projects at concept stage, or in development.
  • Artists must have an English address.
  • Applicants need to be able to fully commit to the development scheme (see key dates below), as well as be able to maintain regular contact with the FLAMIN team throughout the process.
*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 7 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.
For more information and to apply, visit the website.
12/04/2021 - 04/05/2021
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07827 944989