The Arts Foundation

The Arts Foundation supports emerging talent in the Arts. Whether exploring new avenues or consolidating existing work this £10,000 fellowship has proved crucial in the success of many award winners. Trustees include artist Antony Gormley, Director of Somerset House Jonathan Reekie, Choreographer Siobhan Davies and director Sir Richard Eyre read more >>>

Arts Foundation Awards 2016. The Winners are as follows:

    • Ruth Ewan

    • Art in the Urban Space supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate

    • ”Much of what I do is a learning process for myself as much as it is for others” says...
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    • Greg Sinclair

    • Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation

    • Greg Sinclair works as a musician and performance artist. He studied cello and then began...
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    • Deborah Smith

    • Literary Translation

    • Deborah is currently the only published UK-based translator of contemporary Korean...
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    • Vann Kwok

    • Jewellery Design

    • For Hong Kong born Vann Kwok, jewellery design provides a perfect platform to thread...
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    • Carmen Hijosa

    • Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation

    • Spanish-born Carmen Hijosa is the creator of Piñatex, a unique, natural and sustainable,...
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    • Laura Ducceschi

    • Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation

    • Brighton based Laura Ducceschi is currently music producer for the Brighton Dome and...
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    • David Collins Foundation supports new Arts Foundation Award

    • Designer and Interior Architect David Collins
    • The Arts Foundation have announced that Furniture Design will be the first award made possible by a Foundation set up in 2016 to honour the legacy of late architect and interior designer David Collins.
      ‘Furniture Design is a fundamental part of how we define the spaces we live and work in. It was an area that David was very passionate about. Inspiration was found far and wide from auctions, to flea markets and exhibitions. We are delighted to embark on the first year of this new relationship’, says Iain Watson, CEO of David Collins Studio, West London.

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    • An exciting line up of art forms selected by the Trustees of the Arts Foundation have just been announced for this years awards;
      Jazz Composition (supported by PRS for Music Foundation),
      Live Art (supported by the Yoma Sasburg Foundation),
      Essay Filmmaking
      Creative Non-Fiction,
      Materials Innovation (supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation) and lastly
      Furniture Design, a new award supported by the David Collins Foundation
      Nominations are currently being sought from selected practitioners and experts in each area. Shortlists will be announced in November this year.

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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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