Film and Video Umbrella commissions, curates, produces and presents artists’ moving-image works that are staged in collaboration with galleries and other cultural partners across the UK. The organisation usually commissions 5-6 projects every year.
Since the late 1980s, FVU has been at the forefront of this vibrant and expanding area of practice, promoting innovation through its support of some of the most exciting figures on the contemporary scene. During this time, the organisation has commissioned and produced nearly 200 different artists’ projects, ranging from ambitious multi-screen installations to shorter film and video pieces, as well as numerous online commissions.
FVU's core funding comes from The National Lottery via Arts Council England, as one of their National Portfolio Organisations. The vast majority of additional funding is raised on a project-by-project basis, from trusts, foundations and exhibition venues. FVU is also a registered charity and accepts donations. A small proportion of our project funding comes from donations, as well as other sources such as educational bodies and corporate sponsorship.