Film Hubs North, North West Central and Scotland are now accepting expressions of interest for the This Way Up: Exhibition Innovation Fund worth a total of £50,000. The fund is open to members from the three organising Film Hub areas. Up to three projects will be awarded funding to build and develop audiences for specialised films across the geographic reach of Film Hubs North, North West and Scotland. Projects will be presented in front of a panel of industry experts and peers at the December event, with decisions being announced on the day.
The aim of the Exhibition Innovation Fund is to support projects, ideas, pilots and initiatives that build and develop audiences for these films. This Way Up is committed to supporting new models of exhibition and cultivating collaboration across regional boundaries; therefore all activities must be delivered in partnership with an organisation in each Hub region.
The Film Hubs are looking to support projects that identify and focus on audiences and are keen to see activity which specifically engages underserved, underrepresented groups or events that take place in areas of low film provision. The Exhibition Innovation Fund will champion new initiatives that have a clear sustainable strategy outside of the lifetime of the investment.
In order to apply you must be a Hub Member of one of the 3 Film Hubs. If you are not a Hub member and would like to join please email for more information or visit Film Hub North, Film Hub NWC or Film Hub Scotland.
For further information on eligibility criteria, guidelines and other aspects of the Exhibition Innovation Fund please click here.
The deadline for applications to the Exhibition Innovation Fund is Friday 14 November.