Film London and Creative Access are co-funding 12 entry-level placements for London-based creative companies looking for new animation talent, the local industry agency announced. The fund will support a dozen full-time positions paid at London Living Wage, providing 75% of the fee for the first six months and 50% for six months thereafter.
The initiative is intended to address the lack of diversity across the local screen industries, offering custom tailored talent matching between companies and graduate-caliber creatives from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. The chance for funding is open to all employers working in animation, including studios specializing in film, TV and advertising production.
The project was inspired by Creative Skillset’s latest census which revealed the number of black, Asian or minority ethnic talent working in production was only 5.4% in 2012 — a drop from 6.7% in 2009 and 7.4% in 2006. Full details and information on how companies can get involved can be found at www.filmlondon.org.uk/animationtraineeships.