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Event: BAFTA Elevate Launch EventDate: Monday 23 May 2022Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London-Area: Group Shot

BAFTA unveils trailblazing producers selected for 2022 Elevate initiative

24 May 2022

20 producers from under-represented backgrounds, working in film and television, will receive support to help them break through barriers in the industry 

  • New for 2022, the BAFTA Elevate programme is now 24 months to increase the level of support and access to bespoke networking and career opportunities
  • Latest cohort selected by a panel of industry experts led by Nahrein Kemp and  including Annabel Jones, Cameron Roach, Fozia Khan, and Marcus Ryder 
  • Accompanying photography is available HERE
Event: BAFTA Celebrates The Reopening of 195 PiccadillyDate: Wednesday 18 May 2022Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London-Area: Donor Wall Artist Maya Simms

BAFTA unveils bespoke art installation at event to thank donors who supported the redevelopment of BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

18 May 2022

Designed by upcoming artist, Maya Simms, the installation will be permanently displayed in 195 Piccadilly and features the names of those who supported the arts charity’s redevelopment project

  • 195 Piccadilly will allow BAFTA to dramatically expand its learning and new talent development programme
  • Barbara Broccoli CBE, Martin Freeman, Joanna Scanlon, Susan Wokoma, Gemma Whelan, Kit Connor, Will Gao, Luke Thompson, Dexter Fletcher and Sandy Powell OBE were among the guests at the event
  • Photography from the night will be available here and from REX/Shutterstock
Event: Portraits of the 2022 Breakthrough India Honourees-

BAFTA unveils its Breakthrough India participants for 2022

9 March 2022
  •  Introducing 10 ‘must watch’ creatives from regions across the country
  •  The new cohort will benefit from professional development and international networking opportunities provided by BAFTA and supported by Netflix
  • Breakthrough participants selected by cross-industry global jury of industry experts including Apurva Asrani, Anupam Kher, AR Rahman Ratna Pathak Shah and Shonali Bose
Event: Scholarship & Bursary Recipients Visit BAFTA 195 PiccadillyDate: Thursday 27 January 2021Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London-Area: Reportage

BAFTA announces new initiatives to improve access to creative careers as part of visit by The Duke of Cambridge

27 January 2022
  • BAFTA President, The Duke of Cambridge visited BAFTA to hear more about its ongoing support to develop the next generation of talent
  • BAFTA launches new career development bursary fund in the name of HRH The Duke of Cambridge
  • A new tier of BAFTA membership announced for emerging and mid-level professionals
  • BAFTA Elevate to advocate and aid the progression of producers in film and television who are disabled, from minority ethnic backgrounds and low-socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • BAFTA headquarters at 195 Piccadilly redeveloped as a centre of creative excellence with a new dedicated learning space to enable an expansion of the arts charity’s learning and new talent development programmes

Emma Willis, Oti Mabuse and Kit Young go back to school for Children’s Mental Health Week

26 January 2022
  • UK schools invited to join a national virtual assembly on 7 February to kick off Children’s Mental Health Week 2022
  • Stars including Emma Willis and Oti Mabuse to take part in the assemblies, celebrating the theme of ‘Growing Together’
  • Additionally, Dr Alex George (UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador), Mandip Gill (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) and more share their personal journeys as part of a series of exclusive online interviews for the week