Apply for a Training Bursary

Training Bursaries

Find out how to apply.

Apply for a bursary to access training opportunities, events and consultancy that enhances your skills as a film exhibitor and benefits your organisation. Please read our Training Guidelines before making an application.

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This bursary fund enables FHW member staff and volunteers to develop their skills, benefitting their organisation and the wider Hub network.

From attendance at strategic meetings outside your local authority, to more intensive marketing or fundraising courses – the overall aim should be to develop audiences for UK independent and international film and the wider moving image in Wales.

You can view and download the full guidelines here
(or download as a PDF or Word document).

If you have any questions, please contact: lisa@filmhubwales.org

FHW offers opportunities year round for independent exhibition activity in Wales. Members can apply to the following:

We also offer networking events, training courses, marketing support, and film news.

In addition to bursaries, we run a number of courses and networking days in Wales for members each year. We also promote opportunities across the UK:

  • Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Training Courses:
    AFP provides fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success of arts organisations through the following strands of delivery.
  • Arts Marketing Association Training and Events:
    The AMA helps member organisations and individuals with training, networking and resources. By doing this, they upskill the sector to enable more audiences to access and benefit from arts and heritage.
  • Cinema For All:
    Cinema For All offers intensive coaching programmes, designed to support, advise and help fund community cinemas in a range of areas from starting up to sustainability. They also offer a short-term low-cost equipment hire scheme to help new groups hold a test screening and get on their feet.
  • Cynnal Cymru (Sustain Wales)
    Building knowledge and empowering action for a sustainable future such as Nature Wise and Carbon Literacy.
  • Dimensions Autism Friendly Screenings:
    This training was produced using over 8 years’ experience working with cinemas to host regular sensory friendly screenings. By taking the training and hosting your own autism friendly screenings, you’re helping the 80% of people with autism who feel excluded from their community access an experience many people take for granted.
  • Film Forum 
    Our quarterly programming get together where we talk about a selection of the best new British independent and international film releases.
  • Future Learn’s Creative Arts & Media Courses:
    Explore film, music, journalism, photography or theatre. Join online arts courses from renowned film schools, universities, cultural institutions. Learn from the experts in creative arts and media. Their selection of courses includes wealth of digital marketing opportunities.
  • Hub Helo
    Our annual Hub get together where we take time out to reflect, catch up with exhibition colleagues from across Wales and find inspiration in each others’ projects through bite size interactive sessions.
  • ICO Screening Days:
    The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) regularly hold national Screening Days for exhibitors from cinemas, film festivals and film societies from across the country. The schedules include the best in family, art house, independent and world films.
  • ICO Training Courses:
    The ICO provide staff of independent cinemas, film festivals and film societies access to industry leading best-practice exhibitor training. Since 2003, they have trained over 1,200 people from more than 900 organisations in 33 countries.
  • Inclusive Cinema:
    Visit the website for hundreds of tailored resources such as T.L.C (Trans loving care) and Working-Class Inclusion.
  • NFTS Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition Masters:
    This unique, practical MA course is designed to fully immerse students on how to sell, market, distribute, retail and exhibit films, television and games in the digital age.
  • Screen Skills Training Courses:
    ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries. They work across the UK to ensure that film, television (including children’s and high-end drama), VFX (visual effects), animation and games have the skills and talent they need.
  • Student Volunteer Placements with USW:
    Film Hub Wales partners with the University of South Wales (USW) to offer students from the Media Audience course an opportunity to exchange skills with exhibitors in cultural Welsh venues, along with writing and recording film / cinema reviews.
  • The Arthouse Cinema Training and Mentoring Programme:
    The CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training and Mentoring Programme (ACT) is the evolution of the until now called “Art Cinema = Action + Management” programme, an international residential training programme for arthouse exhibitors, taking place in Venice. The training programme will have in its component a residential training, workshops, online and offline individual and group mentoring sessions.
  • This Way Up
    This Way Up is the annual conference for people working in UK film exhibition; a space to gather, connect, learn and be inspired. Delivered by BFI FAN, This Way Up brings the sector together to share new ideas, celebrate our work, and collectively imagine the future of cinema-going for audiences across the UK.
  • Welsh Film Preview Days 
    Since 2013, Film Hub Wales has hosted 16 Welsh Film Preview Days at locations across Wales – screenings of upcoming Welsh-made or Welsh-language film releases with information packs and networking at venues across the country.

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