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 were nominated by experts and established practitioners in their respective fields and then judges 2019 Panels. The finalists have been announced and can be seen here.

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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    • Tracey Emin to be Guest of Honour at the AFFAs 2019

    • On the 28th January, over £60,000 of prizes will be handed out by artist Tracey Emin at the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2019. The charity is unique in supporting creatives across the arts spectrum and this year is no exception with awards in the performing and visual arts, literature and design. Twenty finalists will be handed their awards at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London where the awards are being held this year.

      Tracey will be opening a major solo exhibition soon after the Awards at the White Cube in Bermondsey which will be running until the 7th April. Chronicling the most recent developments in Tracey Emin’s practice, ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new painting, photography, large-scale sculpture, film and neon text, all stemming from the artist’s deeply personal memories and emotions ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love #AFortnightOfTears

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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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