£1 million for screen skills

Funding to strengthen training and development opportunities.

Twelve organisations are to receive funding totalling £1 million to deliver skills development and training opportunities in the Scottish screen industry, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced today.

Individual awards of up to £230,000 will be made to organisations including Screen Academy Scotland, the Centre for the Moving Image and Voluntary Arts Scotland to support the development of skills in the sector including production, visual effects and screenwriting for those already working in or considering a career in screen.

The £1 million Screen Skills Fund was announced earlier this year by the Culture Secretary and forms part of a wider package of public sector support to stimulate growth in the screen industry.

Other measures introduced this year include a £2 million Tax Credit Advance Facility and a £1.75 million Production Growth Fund to encourage more film and TV production in Scotland.

Read more about the funding, including details of the organisations.