This is an archive
Since Dick Arnall's death in 2007, animate! continues in a new form through Animate Projects which "commissions artists to make work that explores the relationship between contemporary art and animation, for broadcast, gallery, cinema and online exhibition." Please see animateprojects.org for more information
What follows is purely for archive purposes:
animate! tv funding
The animate! project trailblazes fresh narrative and aesthetic possibilities in film, way beyond live-action and the frame-by-frame confines of conventional animation. animate! tv is our core commissioning activity.
84 innovative films supported by animate! tv since 1990 have established an international reputation for thoughtful and diverse practice.
animate! tv 2007 commissions
animate! tv is commissioning its seventeenth annual slate of personal projects for television, with running times of up to 6 minutes, and production budgets between £5,000 and £20,000. The individual works will receive their premieres on Channel 4 in autumn 2008, and then enjoy a long and highly visible international profile.
Send us a plan to scratch the world with unexpected tools; a proposition to surprise and stretch an audience. Above all, we are looking for original projects that develop the possibilities of animation techniques, and that explore and challenge the idea of what 'animation' is.
To be eligible you must be an artist or animator with experience of experimental practice in film or digital media, and be based in the UK. Celluloid, tape and digital technologies are all acceptable, in pure or hybrid form.
Submissions deadline (postmarked) Friday 27 April 2007
Full guidelines are in the downloadable Proposal Pack.
New animate! residencies at London College of Communication
We are offering three new residencies during 2007 to established or emergent visual artists in the UK whose work challenges the boundaries of animation practice or which explores ideas of animation as manipulated moving image.
The residencies are based in the Animation Department at the London College of Communication, in association with the animate! project.
The residencies offer access to studio space and production facilities within a creative education environment; professional development and networking support; assistance to create new work; and potential exhibition through animate! screenings and online.
Each residency will run for 10 weeks, 3 days a week – starting January 2007, April 2007, October 2007 – within dedicated studio space at the Animation Department at LCC's Elephant & Castle site in London.
Each artist will receive a fee of £3,300 and up to £1,000 towards production costs and expenses.
Application deadline Friday 3 November 2006
animate! residency submissions now closed for 2007
The three artists selected for residencies were announced on 15 November 2006. For reference only, you can use the link above to check the guidelines that applied to all submissions.