Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Film, Video and Broadcasting Department: Client Funding Administration, 1966-1995
Reference: ACGB/55
Extent: 45 items

Scope and content

This series contains papers relating to the Film, Video and Broadcasting Department's client funding. These papers include; applications, application lists, correspondence, internal memoranda and offer letters. This series also contains production files for some of the projects awarded funding.

Until 1986 the Council's activities in film were managed by the Visual Arts Department and when responsibility for film was transfered to the new Film, Video and Broadcasting Department not all the early papers relating to film were handed over. Therefore papers relating to film can still be found amongst the Visual Arts Department's papers. See ACGB/31 for such papers relating to client funding administration.

For more information relating to client funding, see also ACGB/54 for the minutes and papers of the various advisory committees (which include many applications which were submitted for decision).

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/55/44 Art Film Funding : Miscellaneous
2 boxes
1966-1991
ACGB/55/29 Proposals for films that are not submitted to the Art Film Committee or uncompleted proposals
1 file
1967-1970
ACGB/55/41 Artists' Films Files
1 box
1971-1981
This item contains files on individual film projects funded through the Artists' Films Committee.
ACGB/55/15 Miscellaneous applications - Not submitted
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1972-1981
ACGB/55/21 Miscellaneous applications - Artists' Film and Video Committee
7 boxes, 1 transfer case
1972-1989
This item also contains, from 1983 onwards, some minutes and miscellaneous papers relating to the Artists' Film and Video Committee.
ACGB/55/16 Artists proposals - Rejected
1 box
1973-1976
ACGB/55/42 Art Films Files
2 boxes
1973-1985
This item contains files on individual film projects funded through the Arts Films Committee.
ACGB/55/11 Arts documentaries applications - Rejected
7 boxes, 1 transfer case
1973-1986
ACGB/55/31 Award recipients card index
1 bundle
1973-1986
ACGB/55/30 Video Bursaries
4 boxes
1975-1987
These bursaries were operated in conjunction with the Royal College of Art, Swindon Viewpoint, Sheffield City Polytechnic, North East London Polytechnic, Brighton Polytechnic, University of Reading, Maidstone College of Art and others
ACGB/55/32 Miscellaneous arts documentaries applications
1 bundle
1977-1985
ACGB/55/35 Award recipients' biographical details
1 bundle
ca. 1980s
ACGB/55/24 Distribution Awards - Artists' Film and Video Committee
1 box
1980-1984
ACGB/55/14 Rejected applications - Artists' Film and Video Committee
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1980-1986
ACGB/55/19 Applications not submitted/withdrawn - Artists' Film and Video Committee
3 bundles
1981-1983
ACGB/55/28 Modular Exhibition Scheme
1 bundle
1981-1984
ACGB/55/12 Arts documentaries applications - Not Submitted
2 boxes
1981-1986
ACGB/55/17 Slide tape applications - Artists' Film and Video Committee
1 bundle
1982
ACGB/55/18 Exhibition and capital applications acceptances and rejections - Artists' Film and Video Committee
1 bundle
1982-1983
ACGB/55/33 Miscellaneous fee letters
1 bundle
1982-1986
ACGB/55/36 Video Bursaries
1 box
1983-1984
ACGB/55/27 Commissioned treatments and defered projects 1986
1 bundle
1984-1987
ACGB/55/26 Arts Council/ Channel 4 Open Submission
4 boxes, 1 transfer case
1986-1987
ACGB/55/2 Applications to the Arts Films Production Committee that were not submitted
6 boxes
1986-1993
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/55/1 Rejected applications to the Arts Films Production Committee
13 boxes
1986-1993
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/55/25 Regional Project Development Fund
3 boxes, 1 transfer case
1987
ACGB/55/13 Production applications and awards - Artists' Film and Video Committee
2 boxes
1987-1988
ACGB/55/10 Arts Council/ Channel 4 11th Hour Production Awards for Artists
7 boxes, 1 transfer case
1988-1993
This item includes applications and production files.
ACGB/55/9 Black Arts Video Project
7 boxes
1988-1994
This item includes: selection meeting agendas, minutes and papers; applications and enquiries and production files.
ACGB/55/43 Art Films Production Committee Application Files
1 transfer case
1989-1990
ACGB/55/3 Arts Council/ BBC Late Show One-Minute-Work Scheme
10 boxes
1989-1993
This item includes: applications 1990/91, 1991/92 and 1992/93, miscellaneous papers, rejects 1989 and the shortlist 1991/92.
ACGB/55/22 Small and Large Awards - Artists' Film and Video Committee
3 boxes, 1 transfer case
1989-1993
ACGB/55/23 Artists' Film and Video Committee Awards - Production files
1 box, 1 transfer case
1989-1994
ACGB/55/37 Arts Council/ Channel 4 11th Hour Production Awards for Artists
1 box
1990-1993
ACGB/55/38 Black Arts Video Project
2 boxes
1990-1993
ACGB/55/5 Arts Council/ Channel 4 Animation Awards: Applications and production files
6 boxes, 2 transfer cases
1990-1994
ACGB/55/7 Experimenta Scheme
5 boxes, 1 transfer case
1991-1994
ACGB/55/6 Arts Council/ BBC 2 Dance for the Camera Scheme
5 boxes
1992-1993
ACGB/55/45 Experimenta Scheme
1 transfer case
1992-1993
ACGB/55/20 Arts Council/ Carlton Scheme: Synchro Programme One
1 box
1993
ACGB/55/34 Miscellaneous applications - Artists' Film and Video Committee
1 bundle
1993
Sound on Film Scheme
1 transfer case
1993
ACGB/55/4 Sound on Film Scheme
7 boxes
1993
This item contains renumbered applications 1-35 (shortlisted) and 36-226 (recommended for rejection). It also contains originally numbered applications 40-226 which are basically copies of the renumbered series, but not entirely, as some applications do contain material not present in the renumbered ones.
ACGB/55/8 Experimenta Longform Scheme
1 transfer case
1993-1994
ACGB/55/39 Arts Council/ Carlton Scheme: Synchro II
2 boxes
1993-1995