Please join us to celebrate the important work being done in the film access sector to break down barriers and create points of access to the screen sector for people from marginalised and under-represented communities.
We will explore why this work is so important to the industry if it’s going to reach its sought-after inclusion and diversity targets. There will be a short panel discussion with programme participants and alumni from GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh, Fair Access at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Portal Arts and Film Access Scotland followed by a networking reception.
Universities Scotland Event at the Scottish Parliament
Featuring RCS, Fair Access and GMAC Partnership
The RCS Filmmaking and Fair Access teams represented RCS at Universities Scotland’s Scottish Parliament reception on Tuesday 31 January, where Higher Education institutions showcased their inspiring contributions to the economic transformation of Scotland.
RCS and Fair Access highlighted our partnership with GMAC Film and the way we work together to support people into the film and television industry.
The photograph includes Dayton Mungai, BA Actors student and Fair Access Ambassador, BA Filmmaking graduate Colleen Bell and Kieran Howe, who graduated from the former BA Digital Film and Television programme. They’re joined by members of RCS’s Fair Access team and BA Filmmaking programme, along with Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, RCS Principal, and Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.
Fair Access at RCS are planning two clusters of creative activity for Spring 2022, in Ayr and Easterhouse, Glasgow. Our EasterhouseCreative Cluster will be based at Platform, and see workshops delivered for young people in partnership with GMAC Film and an RCS CPP artist. This will provide participants with a taster of both artforms and offer opportunities for continued activity with Fair Access.
We hope to work in partnership with local community organisation FARE and to offer pre-projects tasters at Lochend Secondary School.
For our Ayrshire Creative Cluster, we will offer local people a project exploring spoken word and sound design / production. We hope to work once more in partnership with the Gaiety Theatre, South Ayrshire Champions Board and the music departments of local secondary schools.
For further information regarding these Creative Clusters you can contact our Fair Access Outreach and Engagement Officer, Louise Brown, on: L.Brown5@rcs.ac.uk