Published on February 27, 2013 | by Chloe Cross

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CCW students win funding for moving image projects

A still from Matther Burdis’s ‘Performance Projections’.
[Image: Matthew Burdis]

A group of UAL students have been awarded £500 to help them develop their skills in moving image, and start a creative community.

BA Fine Art student Matthew Burdis, MA Fine Art student Milena Michalski and PhD student Lorrice Douglas all study at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and have each received the money to release a film or video project.

A further eight students from Camberwell College of Arts and Wimbledon College of Art are also receiving the prize.

The winners will also benefit from production advice in a session with independent moving image curator Lux.

Expert advice

All students from Chelsea College of Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts and Wimbledon College of Art (CCW) are elegible to apply for this annual funding opportunity.

Michalski spoke to Arts London News (ALN) about the fund: “It is a wonderful award to receive as it is not just of practical assistance but feels like a validation of my artistic vision, allowing me to collaborate and experiment in a way that I would not have had the confidence or means to do otherwise.”

The fund is part of the CCW Artist Moving Image Initiative, which consists of a programme of workshops that focus on expert production and budgeting advice from industry insiders.

Founder of the initiative and UAL lecturer Edward Webb-Ingall told ALN why he set up the fund.

“It is a wonderful award to receive as it feels like a validation of my artistic vision.” Student, Milena Michalski

He said: “I wanted to create something similar to the funds and application processes experienced by artists once they graduated but within the safety of the university.

“It was also important that the fund encourages and supports cross-college, cross-course and cross-year collaboration in film and video as it is often difficult to find collaborators and to share such work which doesn’t develop physically in the studio.”

In the past three years the CCW Artist Moving Image Initiative has funded 28 films, some of which have been used in degree shows and have been shown in China and Japan.

“I have seen students make new connections and create a community of practitioners who have worked together to make new and exciting work,” he said.

The films produced as part of this year’s project will be screened at South London Gallery on 15 May.

 

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