We believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. If we are to maintain our world-class screen industries we must invest in the next generation of talent. Barriers such as low income, bad careers advice, disability, diversity and gender are preventing many from pursuing careers in the creative industries. We want to support the next generation to overcome these obstacles and make it easier to achieve their full potential.
The redevelopment of 195 Piccadilly will enable us to significantly increase the programme of learning and new talent events and access to these initiatives. The redeveloped building will generate an additional £1m per year in revenues, allowing us to fund UK-wide and international programmes that nurture, support and inspire talented individuals.
By supporting the Illuminating BAFTA campaign, you will enable enable us to:
Significantly increase the programme of learning and new talent events and initiatives held at 195 Piccadilly, reaching an additional 60,000 people per year
Work with at least 250 schools in disadvantaged areas across the country to develop confidence, self-worth and other crucial life skills
BAFTA/Alexandra Park and Palace Photography/Robert Stainforth
Equip up to 50,000 young people with the tools to pursue a career in the film, games or television industries
Offer financial and mentoring support to 100 students, apprentices and others in vocational training
Create a new membership level for at least 3,000 industry newcomers, giving them access to meeting spaces, screening facilities and the chance to network with and learn from both their peers and established talent
Create innovative online and live exhibitions, drawn from our archive, which explore the role of film, games and television in reflecting and shaping cultural history