Animated Women UK: The Helen North Achieve Programme 2020
74% of females over the age of 30 working in animation and vfx in the UK feel that they have or will experience career barriers relating to their gender.*
The Helen North Achieve Programme is an intensive introduction to strategic career management for women in vfx and animation. Funded by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions and with additional support from Escape Studios the programme addresses real challenges and barriers in order to help women fulfil their potential.
Now in its fourth year, the programme is run by acknowledged career development experts, informed by in-depth industry research* and input from renowned vfx and animation experts including Louise Hussey, Executive VFX Producer at Industrial Light and Magic and Beth Parker, Senior Manager, Production (Animation) EMEA at Disney.
The goal of this highly interactive programme is to help participants to help themselves by developing a much greater understanding of how to manage their own careers within a supportive network of like-minded professionals.
Who’s it for?
Animated Women are offering the opportunity for 24 of their members (12 women from each sector) to take part in The Helen North Achieve Programme.
The programme is open to all Animated Women UK members, regardless of career stage, who want to progress within the animation or vfx industries, but don’t currently feel armed to do so effectively.
When is it?
The course has been specially timetabled from 5.30-8.30pm at central London locations to enable participants to slot it in around work.
Final dates will be announced soon, but the course will run from late April to early July 2020.
How much does it cost?
Thanks to our sponsors, the course costs just:
£250 for senior applicants
£200 for experienced applicants
£100 for early career stage applicants
How do I apply?
Application deadline for the 2020 Helen North Achieve Programme extended. Applications now close at midnight on Monday 2nd March.
*Successful applicants will be required to register with ScreenSkills on their website before beginning the programme.
For more info, visit at Animated Women UK