The Arts Foundation

The 2019 Arts Foundation Futures Awards

Our next awards see £78,000 going towards creatives in five different art forms; Hip Hop Dance, Experimental Architecture, Poetry, Designer-Makers and Visual Arts. Applicants have been nominated by experts and established artists in the field and those shortlisted will be announced over the coming months as they are reviewed by our 2019 Judging Panels.

See below for the recipients of our 25th Anniversary Awards who were announced earlier this year.

    • Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins

    • Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards

    • London and Warsaw-based choreographer Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ work occurs at the...
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    • Lydia Ourahmane

    • Supported by the Yoma Sasburg Foundation

    • Working between London and Oran, Algeria, Lydia Ourahmane’s work explores the internal...
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    • Alexander Zeldin

    • Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards

    • Alexander Zeldin has always migrated away from the expected conventions of theatre, a...
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    • Jochen Holz

    • Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards

    • Jochen Holz is a glass artist whose innovative employment of lampworking–a form of...
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    • Nathaniel Mann

    • Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards

    • Nathaniel describes himself as ‘perpetually orbiting music and sound’. With an expansive...
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    • Shortlist for First 2019 Award announced

    • Proxy Address (c) Chris Hildrey Studio
    • Chris Hildrey (pic above) was one of the first to be shortlisted for the new Experimental Architecture Award. The longlist included artists, architects and designers who are pushing the boundaries of how we explore, experience and create space, challenging our conception of space as an interface. We are delighted to announce that Holly Hendry, Lawrence Lek and Public Practice were also shortlisted. Next week judges for the Visual Arts, Hip Hop Dance, and the Clothworkers' Award for Designer-Makers will be in that difficult position of selecting the next 12 creatives for the awards. Watch this space!

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    • Fellow Spot

    • Find out how the artists used their fellowship and what they came out with...
      "The process of applying in many ways had the one of the most galvanising affects on me focusing on my musical aspiration; for the first time i had to construct the manifesto on why i want to be an artist....".

      Read more to find out how folk artist Sam Lee used the fellowship to develop his practice and help produce his highly-rated Mercury Prize nominated album.

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