Introducing our first associate artist of 2021

Published May 4, 2021

We're elated to reveal Exeter Phoenix's first associate artist of 2021, Cine Sisters South West. After almost an entire year of dormancy for our support scheme, we're overjoyed to once again be working with artists in the South West. We will also be continuing our support of the 2020 artists.

We work with our associate artists to develop a bespoke package of support. This could include training, mentoring, access to rehearsal space, advice sessions, and opportunities to perform or share their work with our audiences.

Who are Cine Sisters South West?

Cine Sister South West are a network of womxn involved in making film, video and moving image works in SW UK (Devon and Cornwall). Through ACE funding they are developing a network in partnership with established cultural organisations that provides inspiration, supports our members to create projects on a range of platforms, and offers small funded opportunities for womxn film makers in our region.

Cine Sisters SW are very excited by our partnership with Exeter Phoenix! Access to the physical spaces, especially the cinema, plus access to the expertise and support of the staff mean we can genuinely offer an ambitious programme and really reach out to womxn across the region working in film. Thank you Exeter Phoenix!'

In response to Cine Sisters partnering with Exeter Phoenix, a representative of the art centre had the following to say:

'Inviting Cine Sister South West to join Exeter Phoenix Associate Artists is such a wonderful opportunity for all involved. They are doing some really positive work and we are excited about their plans and ideas for the future.

It is a mutually beneficial relationship and one where both parties will have access to industry knowledge and expertise. We look forward to getting started.'

To celebrate Cine Sisters South West (CCSW) joining our Associate Artists scheme, we are handing the Creative Hub reigns over to CCSW for one day. CSSW will be hosting a full day of events, screenings, workshops and surgeries aimed at filmmakers working in the region.

There will be virtual gatherings and in-person, socially distance activity. A special screening will take place in our solar-powered cinema Studio 74 at 8.15pm.

Find out more about the upcoming Creative Hub here >>

Open Call for short artists films on the theme of ‘Open’

Want to have your film including in the screening at 8.15pm? Cine Sisters SW (CCSW) invite womxn resident in Devon or Cornwall to submit their films for inclusion. Find out more here >>