Our ultimate goal was to support the development of a more collaborative, inclusive and sustainable British animation sector. We believe our work has contributed to that goal, and by gathering the collective force of enthused and passionate partners across the UK (and beyond) we maximised cultural impact.
We were supported in our work by a comprehensive network of 94 project partners alongside specialists in the field of animation, with an Advisory Group formed of representatives from BFI archives and programming, British Council, British Animation Awards, BAFTA, NFTS, Animate Projects, Animation UK, Into Film, and UK animation festivals.
Featuring more than 2,544 events and 286 participatory activities, our reach extended to more than 150 venues, with work taking place indoors and outdoors, from urban to rural communities, from the UK to Canada, and from major arts venues, museums, libraries, schools and universities to small community group settings.
Our programme was formed of a diverse range of activity, from uniquely curated workshops and events, through to national collaborations and newly commissioned work. As well as achieving a renewed and enhanced profile for British animation with a broad audience base, Anim18 supported the development of talent, the celebration of heritage, and prompted collaborative conversations around the creation, development and exhibition of animation, which will continue into the future.