Funders and Partners

Creative Skillset

RISE is supported by Creative Skillset's Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills investment fund.

Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; they do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, they work across film, television, radio, animation, visual effects, games, textiles, advertising, marketing communications and publishing. www.creativeskillset.org 

Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, as part of its ski8lls strategy, is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI and through the Skills Investment Fund, which comprises industry and government co-investment. The film skills strategy focuses on addressing the vital skills and training needs of the industry to deliver maximum economic and cultural return: creating jobs, strengthening skills, building skills for the future and ensuring world-class film education.

European Regional Development Fund

Northern Film & Media is funded by the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-13. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region.

Women in Film and Television

Women in Film & Television are supporting RISE, providing a fitting collaboration for supporting the best in female talent. Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK, and part of an international network of over 10,000 women worldwide. Members of our organisation come from a broad range of professions spanning the entire creative media industry.

They host a variety of events throughout the year, present a glamorous awards ceremony every December, and run a mentoring programme for women in the industry. They also host networking evenings, collaborate with industry bodies on research projects and lobby for women’s interests.

Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art

Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary art. BALTIC has no permanent collection, providing instead an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and events that give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice. BALTIC’s dynamic, diverse and international programme ranges from blockbuster exhibitions to innovative new work and projects created by artists working within the local community.