Notes on Monday 18th April 2016 - Funding
· Set out a clear and comprehensive plan of action.
· Think about funding opportunities.
· 27th June is the deadline for using the workshop and the hub (access to equipment).
· I need to tell Mark what I want out of the last 4 weeks of this unit. He's there to help.
· There's a hub at Commercial Road. They have cameras and lighting/sound equipment.
· This session is about going out and being independent.
· How do I go out and find funding to support the research I want to develop?
· Think about how artists seek sponsorship for their work.
· Skillset website - a good reminder of the prescriptive view of the industry.
· Think about what a company values in terms of skills.
· Amvbdo - relevant to MA students. They do an internship scheme.
· Be aware of what's making it out to the corporate mainstream.
· Think about the academic route (check out websites/online journals listed).
· Before looking into funding consider more contemporary companies and emerging sectors that relate to animation.
· An Artist in Residence grant? Through London Met or AUB? Or both?
· Arts Council England - new opportunities all the time (keep checking website). There may be a way of 'touring' what you do. This could help with 'FREK' (quality of research of academics).
· Sometimes go back to the original source (where that quote came from, etc.).
· Look at the kind of comments that get through (end of the document).
· Look at 'Crowdfunding'.
· Look at museums and learning centres. Working with children? Teaching the philosophy behind animation ideas, as well as technique?
· Broaden the cultural context within which you're working - go to museums, galleries, exhibitions - not just animation festivals.
· Cartoon Forum - more mainstream, more corporate, about films themselves.
· 'Animate Projects' - a tricky website to navigate, but would be good for 'making of' films, e.g. behind the full size Gypsy caravan/Soho Create.