The Arts Foundation

For 24 years the Arts Foundation has supported emerging talent in the Arts. Whether exploring new avenues or consolidating existing work the £10,000 fellowships have proved crucial in the success of many award winners. Trustees include Director of Somerset House Jonathan Reekie, Choreographer Siobhan Davies and director Sir Richard Eyre read more >>>

Arts Foundation Awards 2017. The Winners are as follows:

    • Samuel Stevens

    • Essay Films

    • Stevens is a visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster where he recently...
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    • Joanna Walsh

    • Creative Non-Fiction

    • Through a balance of meticulous research and lived experience, Joanna Walsh manages to...
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    • Max Frommeld

    • Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation

    • Functionality and play are at the core of Max Frommeld’s creative thinking. His work is...
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    • Julian Melchiorri

    • Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation

    • Julian Melchiorri is a British-Italian artist and inventor whose work sits between art...
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    • Lauren Kinsella

    • Jazz Composition supported by PRS for Music Foundation

    • Lauren Kinsella is a vocalist who explores the role of voice in contemporary composition...
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    • Evan Ifekoya

    • Live Art supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate

    • Evan Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic...
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    • #ArtsFoundation25

    • 2018 Awards marks the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation. See below for more info

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    • New Chairman for the Arts Foundation

    • The trustees are delighted to announced that Howell James CBE has taken up the reigns as Chairman of the Arts Foundation after William Sieghart announced his retirement earlier this year from the role after completing three terms at the head of the charity. Howell has served on the boards of the British Council and Chichester Festival Theatre as well as holding positions at Capital Radio, TVam, the UK’s first commercial breakfast television channel and was Director of Corporate Affairs at the BBC.

    • Find an Artist

    • Need to find a particular artist? Got a commission? Searching for specific crafts people? Or just keen to check out 24 years worth of winners across all types of artforms.

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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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