Screen Archive South East is celebrating after being awarded up to £50,000 over two years of National Lottery funding by the BFI to provide cultural leadership in terms of care, interpretation and development of significant screen heritage collections in South East England and play a vital role in broadening access to these collections particularly in terms of diversity and inclusivity.
The significance of this award for the archive is that it represents an increase in core funding of 66% from the previous financial year and therefore demonstrates on-going national support for its work by the national public agency for film.
Dr Frank Gray, Director of the Screen Archive at the University of Brighton is extremely pleased to have been awarded the funding:
“ Thanks to the UK’s lottery players, this very special award will enable us to continue to build our public collection and share it with everyone both now and in the future. “
Importantly, alongside the financial award, the Archive has met the British Film Institute’s framework of Diversity Standards which aim to encourage behavioural change and inspire project leaders to use more inclusive practices both in creative content and recruitment. Screen Archive South East has successfully demonstrated a solid commitment to inclusion that encourages both equality of opportunity and addresses under-representation in the screen industries.