MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES
Film Access Scotland champions the work of members and associates in order to ensure its impact is recognised and valued by policy makers, funders, the screen industry and organisations working in related sectors.
We aim to expand the Film Access Sector by supporting the growth and development of organisations and individual practitioners delivering Film Access projects and activities so that more of this work is funded and available to more people across Scotland.
Film Access Scotland’s support for its members and associates is designed to develop and maintain a national framework for best practice and quality assurance in the Film Access Sector. We offer a range of activities including networking and sector development events, training programmes and workshops and an Annual National Conference.
We encourage all organisations and individual practitioners working in the Film Access Sector or whose work overlaps with the Film Access Sector to join Film Access Scotland.
Member and associate benefits include:
Early access and reduced rates for Film Access Scotland’s Annual National Conference and other regional events
Access to sector-specific creative training and professional development opportunities
Support and advice from Film Access Scotland through the range of activities and resources it offers
Listing on the Film Access Scotland website
Not for profit organisations and associations
Registered charities and companies
Organisations and associations which are not charities or CICs
STATEMENT OF VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
We recognise the importance of greater diversity in the Film Access Sector and the individuals, groups and communities we engage with. We seek to address under-representation in all our work, offering the opportunity to participate in accessible Film Access activities to everyone, but especially those experiencing disadvantage or exclusion because of their socioeconomic background, geographic location, additional needs, protected characteristics or caring responsibilities.
We believe it is essential for Film Access activities to provide a platform for reaching under-represented groups and audiences and to ensure there are no barriers to access for these opportunities. We foster inclusion by enabling access to high-quality, participatory Film Access activities, which we know make a real difference to communities and to individuals’ lives. We support the principles of Fair Work and the importance of offering all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect in the working environment.
We promote greater opportunity for individuals and communities to express themselves and to have their voices heard using image, sound and creativity. Film Access activities offer the opportunity for individuals to gain personal and technical skills through training and support, so their employability skills and outcomes are improved, and they are motivated to take ownership and responsibility for their personal development, careers and wider lives.
We champion collaboration as an essential element of all we do. We are committed to cooperation between organisations and individuals in the Film Access Sector and with other related sectors; we believe it is through partnership and the sharing of good practice, in an atmosphere of openness and trust, that the Sector will develop and grow to the benefit of our society.
We recognise the power of creativity wherever it can be found, knowing that engaging with, learning about and enjoying film and filmmaking as an artform and as part of Scottish culture can transform individuals, groups and communities. We believe in the importance of film education and media literacy to our culture and society and in the contribution that creativity can make to improving health and wellbeing.
We use film as an expressive tool because it provides such a powerful way to give individuals, groups and communities a voice and because it contributes to positive change and has a real impact in terms of social, community and environmental justice.