Arts Foundation announce categories for this years' Fellowships
A total of £78,000 will be given to artists working in art forms announced today. The Foundation supports talent across the arts with the 2017 awards being no exception, covering film, design, new technology, performance and literature. The categories are;
Jazz Composition (supported by PRS for Music Foundation),
Live Art (supported by the Yoma Sasburg Foundation),
Materials Innovation (supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation) and lastly
Furniture Design, a new award supported by the David Collins Foundation which will be supporting an annual arts award in memory of architect and interior designer, the late David Collins.
For the past 24 years the Arts Foundation has given financial assistance to talented, emerging artists at a time in their careers when they have shown commitment to, and reached some professional standing in their art form. At this critical stage, a period of relative security in order to explore new avenues or consolidate existing work is often crucial. Applicants, who are nominated by experts and practitioners in the field, are awarded on the basis of both talent and need. Fellows of the Arts Foundation include Rufus Norris, Wayne McGregor, Michel Faber, Lynette Yiadom Boake, Brothers Quay, Carol Morley, Ali Smith, Alice Oswald, Ken Eastman, Nick Collon, Susan Gritton and many more.