Thanks to the support of our members, sponsors and volunteers, we have developed programmes and initiatives to entend our reach, and create opportunities for everyone to enjoy, engage with, and be inspired by film, art and digital technology.
We worked with 42 local schools to provide educational film events for over 4,500 children in 2013/14, and introduced our Silverscreen Primary Education initiative in September 2014.
We are committed to making film and art accessible to all, and launched our Access Cinema programme which screens films in a range of specialised environments to suit people who may usually find it difficult to enjoy cinema.
Through our Centre Screen rural cinema programme we support 60 county volunteers who organise community film events attended by 13,500 people a year. These shared experiences promote volunteering, social cohesion and benefit rural economies.
We launched the Phoenix Interect Labs bursary scheme in 2014 to support local artists working with digital technology by providing grants, personal development and access to facilities.
We’ve also organised events to showcase and celebrate the work of over 1,000 local young artists and filmmakers, including The Short Cinema Festival.