U.K. Arts Council Funds Film London to Support Artists Working with the Moving Image

The funding has been allocated for Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network project and will come in at around $1.6 million over three years.

LONDON -- Artists who work with the moving image breathed a collective sigh of relief, at least in the British capital, after it emerged Wednesday Arts Council of England funding is to continue from 2012 until 2015.

The funding, administered by government-backed movie and media agency Film London, has been allocated for Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) project and will come in at around £1 million ($1.6 million) over the three years.

FilmLondon chief executive Adrian Wootton said the cash props out artists working with the moving image as their chosen medium and without it, the art would have huge challenges surviving.

Said Wootton: “Artist film-making is an area which produces challenging and thought provoking work. In recent years we have seen this genre attracting more mainstream exhibition platforms and audiences, gaining increased prominence and relevance. However, it is certainly not an area which can be sustained without public subsidy so we are extremely grateful for the Arts Council’s ongoing support.”

FLAMIN Productions is for artists who work with the moving image, producing work which draws on the legacy of both fine art and film.

The fund supports “mid-career artists” who have some experience in making moving image work.

FLAMIN has supported artist film-makers such as Isaac Julien, Emily Wardill, The Otolith Group, Sarah Turner, Ben Rivers, Charlotte Ginsborg, Elizabeth Price and Phil Coy.

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