Comics Cultural Impact Collective launches survey on UK arts funding for comics

Comics Cultural Impact Collective

Are you based in the UK and want to contribute to a survey about arts funding for comics? The newly-formed Comics Cultural Impact Collective are trying to help improve arts funding for comics in the UK, and you can help their cause by responding this very short survey on GoogleDocs.

The Collective are in talks with Arts Council England, who are currently interrogating their own data to see if comics projects are being given a fair and equal slice of the arts funding. In the mean time, the Collective would like to know more about who is applying and – very importantly – who isn’t applying for funding.

This survey is for everyone who makes comics or who belongs to a comics-related organisation, based or working in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, whether you have made a funding application before or not.

Your data will help enormously, and anonymously, to inform the Collective’s conversations with ACE and other funding bodies in the future.

The Comics Cultural Impact Collective are an independent group of professionals within the British comics community who aim to raise awareness of the cultural impact of comics in the UK.

Comics Cultural Impact Collective

Founder members are writer, producer and director Sara Kenney; occasionally award-winning graphic novelist, comics creator, scriptwriter and campaigner and former Comics Laureate Hannah Berry; comic creator Karrie Fransman, who’s creative director at, an organisation that uses comics to amplify research; comics creator, tutor, painter and a newly minted animator Zara Slattery; and Myfanwy Tristram, who’s drawn comics all her life, and is interested in the power of comics to educate, enrage and create change in the world.

The Collective aim to benefit all of the UK comics community including indie, superhero, manga, children’s, digital, educational and more. They warmly welcome partners, both individuals and organisations, from within the comics community (comic cons, publishers, academics, shops, museums, creators etc) and from adjacent fields (literature, arts, education, academia, publishing etc) whose ideals align with their own.

The Collective will be hosting a round table meeting with all the major players in the UK comics community to share ideas on how to come together to raise awareness of the cultural impact of comics in the UK. The date of this has yet to be announced, but you can sign up for their mailing list here.

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