Animate Projects is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to supporting experiments in animation.
The Animate Collection is an essential resource: an internationally renowned digital archive of films, interviews, critical writing and other contextual materials.
Animate supports and nurtures the creative talent of artists, enabling them to push the boundaries of what is possible with the end goal of creating thought provoking and inspiring projects. We have created successful multi-platform projects with partners including Tate, Channel 4 and the National Trust. Through these collaborations we have engaged new audiences with animation in the gallery, cinema, museum and through television screens.
Animate advocates for the recognition of the value of animation as an artform, and the need for support for the wider independent animation sector, initiating and leading Animation Alliance UK - http://www.animationallianceuk.org
Animate is a registered charity that receives no public funding for core costs.
Abigail previously worked for the UK Film Councilís Strategic Development Unit, where she coordinated the Film in the Digital Age consultation and publication. Before that she worked in the Visual Arts Department, at Arts Council Englandís National Office on projects that included Turning Point and Architecture Week, and the Artistsí Moving Image Legacy and Learning initiative. She has also worked for the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture and London Artists Projects. Abigail studied at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and Goldsmiths College.
Gary was previously Head of Moving Image at Arts Council England, where he initiated the Single-Shot and Necessary Journeys projects with the BFI and the UK Film Council, and the Artistsí Moving Image Legacy and Learning programme. His consultancy includes work with the Brighton Film Festival and the Crossing Boundaries report on media centres (with Tom Fleming Associates) for the UK Film Council. He has been on the boards of no.w.here Lab and was Chair of LUX, and a specialist advisor to the Scottish Arts Council/Creative Scotland. He makes films with Tim Shore, including Cabinet (second prize transmediale.07, and Burlesque (a Capture commission).
Board of Directors
Liz Barnsdale, Business Director, Archibald Ingall Stretton
Ben Cook, Director, LUX
Ayesha Parikh, Corporate Strategy Manager, Nilgai Foods
Caroline Smith, independent arts consultant
Alison Craighead, Artist
Ziba de Weck, Director, Parasol Unit
Keith Griffiths, Film Producer, Illuminations
Amanda King, Arts Consultant
Irene Kotlarz, Festival Director, Platform International Animation Festival
Chris O'Reilly, Producer, NEXUS Productions
Kirsty Ogg, Director, APT London and Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Adam Pugh, Curator and Writer
Nigel Rundle, Director, Deutsche Bank
Animate Projects Limited is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee
Charity Registration No. 1144291
Company Registration No. 6133397
VAT No. 907 2187 28
Registered address: LUX, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ