Alchemy Film & Arts delivers all its work in line with seven strategic aims, each of which is underpinned by three objectives, to maximise our audience development, community engagement and sector support.
Champion artistic excellence in the field of experimental film and artists’ moving image across local, national and international contexts.
- produce, platform and promote the highest quality in experimental film and artists’ moving image
- cultivate communities of practice, and generate and share new knowledge, through experimental film and artists‘ moving image
- provide long-term support for site-sensitive, practice-led, lens-based research within the South of Scotland
Put Hawick on the map as Scotland’s Film Town, and Scotland on the global map as a home for experimental film and artists’ moving image.
- represent Scotland as an international exemplar of best practice
- contribute to the creative and economic regeneration of Hawick, the Scottish Borders and South of Scotland
- enhance the confidence, resilience and social cohesion of local communities through an attention to place, culture and identity
Sustain meaningful participation for audiences, artists, communities and partners.
- widen and deepen audiences’ appreciation for and critical understanding of experimental film and artists’ moving image
- promote and validate experimental film as a tool for skills development, self-expression and critical thinking
- challenge urban-centric notions that art is produced and consumed by distinct demographics
Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion
Host and uphold an inclusive and equitable environment for all stakeholders.
- remain diversity-led as an organisation, ensuring curation, production and project delivery reflect wide-ranging stakeholders
- prioritise, through policy and practice, those who have been traditionally marginalised due to racism, disablism, multiple deprivation, sexism, gender-based violence, rural isolation and anti-queer prejudice
- allocate significant resources towards access and inclusion, and integrate conversations around access into all stages of project delivery
Activate appropriate frameworks in response to the climate emergency.
- implement route map to reduce carbon emissions in line with sector and national pathways to Net Zero
- maintain adaptation and mitigation plans informed by and responsive to local and sector climate predictions
- encourage and catalyse behavioural change through climate-conscious curation and production
Ensure effective, transparent and sustainable governance, management and operations.
- enact research-informed, values-led practice through accountable policies, protocols and procedures
- support staff and sectoral workforce through Fair Work principles of respect, opportunity, effective voice, security and fulfilment
- integrate risk management and mitigation frameworks into all organisational operations
Maintain a secure financial model and business continuity in line with organisational values.
- guarantee comprehensive finance procedures and regular financial monitoring
- develop an informed ethical funding strategy that prioritises varied income streams including trusts and foundations, own income and core funding
- fulfil aims and funding remits through decision-making that aligns with capacity, values and resources