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Creative Skillset Cymru Training Framework: Funding Priorities

To support the individual training needs of freelancers in Wales, the Creative Skillset Cymru Training Framework is funding training bursaries.

Creative Skillset Cymru Freelance Bursaries are grants for individuals working in the Welsh TV industry or those working in a cross-platform context to spend on CPD training within priority skills areas.

We encourage applications from freelancers who can demonstrate substantial professional experience or relevant skills in the TV industry or within a cross-platform context. We will also consider applications from freelancers who are currently unemployed and/or are having difficulty finding work. Creative Skillset Cymru knows that the sector in Wales has been hit hard by the recession with widespread redundancies and job losses among those in highly skilled roles, and this fund aims to respond to that need where it can.

This money has been made available by the Welsh language broadcaster S4C and trade association Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC).The funding priorities change according to the way the needs of the Welsh TV industry change over time.

Read the current funding priorities below.

Click here for the full list of courses currently supported by the Creative Skillset Cymru Training Framework.

Click here to read about the funding available.


Funding priorities for 2010-11 are:

  • Skills to pitch, develop and exploit content for Multi-platform
  • Technical skills – including sound, camera, HD, CGI: 3D, Animation, VFX, Graphic design
  • Production Skills (including production management)
  • Business skills – including sales and marketing and commercial awareness
  • Metadata management/Archiving skills for Researchers, APs and Production Co-ordinators (clearances, research of footage and clips, appreciation of copyright issues in clearing content)
  • Creative Talent - help emerging writers, directors and producers build sustainable careers in the Welsh TV and wider Creative Media industries
  • Multi-skilling - helping experienced freelancers whose careers have been built on a single core skill to gain experience and expertise across a range of production/technical roles
  • Research skills
  • Craft skills (art , make-up, wardrobe, set design) in relation to the specific requirements of HD and 3D and other new technologies
  • Sector specific software packages (including Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro)
  • Essential industry training including compliance and trust, Health and Safety, Child Protection
  • Welsh language skills - appropriate Welsh for media, Cymraeg Clir, Welsh language skills for use on the web and in the multi-platform environment

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