The Focus Fund is a new fund that we have introduced to offer bespoke and tailored support to those Film Hub Midlands members that are explicitly and proactively focused on reaching under-represented and diverse audiences. We are especially keen to work with those organisations that are led by people who are currently under-represented in the exhibition sector. Whilst you must be actively engaged in film exhibition, you do not need to be venue based to apply to this Fund.
We are committed to ensuring that the breadth of our communities are able to enjoy a range of film and are working to tackle under-representation in the exhibition industry: be that on our screens, in the workforce, or among audiences.
We’re asking members to submit an expression of interest, which can lead to financial support of up to £10,000, to cover staffing costs, organisational or audience development, programming, screening costs, marketing and associated costs.