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Opportunities for Film Artists: Funding and Access

21 January 2022 / 10am - 12:30pm / Online
Presentations between 10am and 12:30pm
This online event is free and will include live captions

A two-part online event for film artists looking at The Arts Council’s film funding opportunities and approaches to access & the moving image

About this event
This event, co-ordinated by aemi, will be made up of two distinct sessions for film artists: Arts Council Film Funding Clinic, and a discussion with writer, researcher and programmer Sarah Hayden on access and the moving image.

The event will be held online on YouTube Live from 10am – 12:30pm, and will include live captions.

Each session is free to attend, book in advance through Eventbrite to receive the link.
See the full breakdown of the schedule below:

Arts Council Film Funding Clinic
A presentation by Fionnuala Sweeney and Audrey Keane of The Arts Council outlining available funding opportunities for artists working in film artscouncil.ie

aemi’s Artist Support programme, more information & updates aemi.ie

Short break

Sarah Hayden | Starting to think about Access and the Moving Image

A presentation by writer, researcher and programmer Sarah Hayden that considers: What does it mean, and what does it take, to make moving image more accessible? What purposes do captioning and audio description serve, and what possibilities do they open? Followed by Q&A with aemi co-directors Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick
(See Sarah Hayden’s biography below)

aemi discussing accessibility and closing remarks

Biography, Sarah Hayden

Sarah Hayden is a writer and Associate Professor of Literature and Visual Culture at the University of Southampton. Since 2019, she has held AHRC Innovation Fellowships to lead “Voices in the Gallery”: a four-year research, curating and commissioning project exploring intersections of voice, text, art and access. In 2021, she co-organised (with Hannah Wallis) the Caption-Conscious Ecology programme at Nottingham Contemporary. In 2022, she will be working on an audio description project with LUX, curating an exhibition of new work by Liza Sylvestre for John Hansard Gallery, and co-leading (together with Hannah Wallis) a new British Art Network “Art of Captioning’ Research Group. Sarah is the author of the monograph, Curious Disciplines: Mina Loy and Avant-Garde Artisthood, and co-author with Paul Hegarty, of Peter Roehr–Field Pulsations. Recent publications on include essays on Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa for LUXChristopher Kulendran Thomas for Cultural PoliticsNancy Holt for Holt/Smithson FoundationJenny Brady for LUXliquid voice and sensorial sovereignty for b2o: boundary2 online, and a trio of experimental lecture-poems on Teacher Voices in video for SpamPlaza. Sarah is currently writing a book on voice in art for University of Minnesota Press.

Event update

Both sessions are available to watch again on YouTube here

References and citations from Sarah Hayden’s presentation, ‘Starting to think about Access and Moving Image’ are available to download from the links below:

Word doc Sarah Hayden- Starting to Think about Access and Moving Image, References

PDF Sarah Hayden- Starting to Think about Access and Moving Image, References


10am The Arts Council Film Funding Clinic

11:20am, Sarah Hayden | Starting to think about Access and the Moving Image