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About Wildscreen

Wildscreen envisage a world where people understand, protect and live in harmony with the natural world. Our Mission is to use our convening platforms to create and promote diverse, inclusive and sustainable approaches for natural world storytelling, ensuring that authentic voices are heard and amplified, so that all ecosystems and indigenous communities across the globe are protected. We are currently fundraising an Emerging Talent scheme to empower the next generation of storytellers that will make the global natural history industry more accessible and thriving with a diverse range of talent.

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We're being match-funded!

The Wildscreen team are delighted to announce that The Big Give have recognised the immense potential of our Emerging Talent scheme and are match-funding our campaign up to £2,500 through the Green Fund! Any profits we receive through our Everpress T-shirt sales (until 25th April) and direct donations (from 22nd April) will be matched, to have an even larger impact on our Emerging Talent scheme.

What impact will your donation have?

As part of our charitable work to inspire millions across the world to care about and conserve our natural world, we recognise the necessity for authentic storytelling from diverse filmmakers and science communicators. Unfortunately, there are many barriers to entry for passionate young people from underrepresented groups in the industry and the impacts from COVID-19 have only escalated these issues.

Using our incredible industry connections and experience in digital production from Wildscreen Festival 2020, we want to build a specialised masterclass and mentor scheme to empower and upskill young people across the world. We want to provide them with everything they need to have the best start possible for their career in a thriving industry.

Each £1,000 raised through The Big Give will allow us to provide 12 internship positions as part of our international Emerging Talent scheme.

  • £10 provides 1 place on a masterclass
  • £25 will fund a mentor for 1 person for 4 sessions of 1 hour
  • £60 provides 1 Emerging Talent Wildscreen Network membership for 1 year
  • £100 creates 10 masterclass places for 1 person
  • £500 provides 1 intern with a paid opportunity for 2 weeks
  • £1000 provides 1 intern with a paid opportunity for 1 month

Our Emerging Talent scheme will have a lasting impact on the global natural history industry by improving accessibility and ensuring a diverse range of storytellers are communicating the environmental narrative.

Direct donations are match-funded until 29 April!

Our Big Give portal accepting direct donations is open between 22- 29th April. In the meantime, you can support us by buying a limited edition Earth Positive shirt designed by the fantastic Tom Abbiss Smith! Every 2 shirts purchased allow us to provide free Network Membership to 3 Emerging Talent members. Find out more about the message behind our tee here.

What to Expect 22-29 April

The Wildscreen team are taking on some nature-focused activities to raise awareness of environmental issues and invite you along to discover more about our Emerging Talent scheme. Make sure you're following us on social media to stay up-to-date and book your free tickets for our virtual events when they go live!

Big Give Donation Portal Opens (22 April) We are accepting monetary donations through The Big Give to support our Emerging Talent scheme. We are calling on our global audience to donate to help empower the next generation of natural world storytellers through masterclasses, internships and training courses!

Local Litter Picking (22, 26, 29 April) The Bristol-based team are putting on their gloves and cleaning up Ashton Court and Bristol Harbour to raise awareness of local sites of beauty and the threats of pollution. We'll be talking with local conservationists and highlighting short films to provide more insight.

Emerging Talent Breakthrough Webinar (23 April, 11am BST) Join us on a webinar with stellar speakers such as Dan O'Neill, Mya-Rose Craig, Dee Hassan & Emilie Ehrhardt to discover their routes into the natural history industry. Book your ticket now

Limited Edition T-Shirt Sale Ends (25 April) Our Earth Positive tees will not be available on Everpress beyond this date, make sure you pick up a shirt for you and a friend now. Every 2 t-shirts sold allow us to provide 3 free places to new talent on our international network community!

Taster Masterclass (27 April, 4pm BST) Discover the insightful content covered in our training masterclasses with this free event. Booking coming soon.

10 Miles for Wildscreen (28 April) Interim CEO, Sue Martineau, is getting her running shoes on to tackle the hills of Richmond Park. Starting near patron, Sir David Attenborough's home and travelling 10 miles by foot with her running team. Not only that! But our CEO Lucie is taking time off maternity leave to walk 10 miles while carrying baby Elwood to raise money. Support their efforts by donating to our scheme.

Planting for Pollinators (29 April) The Bristol-based team will be getting stuck in with planting beds for pollinators in our local parks. Follow us on Instagram to find out how it goes!

Big Give Donation Portal Closes (midday, 29 April) Our donations portal closes on 29 April and all of your donations towards our Emerging Talent scheme up to £2,500 will be match-funded. Make sure you get your donations in before midday! 

What are you looking for?

Please note that arkive.org is now closed

If you’re looking for information about a species, try National Geographic Photo Ark or IUCN Red List