CELEBRATION AS SIX NEW FELLOWS ANNOUNCED AT THE ARTS FOUNDATION AWARDS 2016 LAST NIGHT

  • Guest of Honour Sebastian Faulks opened the envelopes last night at 20th Century Theatre, London, to announce six new recipients of the 2016 Awards. Winners were Deborah Smith (Literary Translation, pictured on right with runners up Ruth, Sophie, Rosalind from left), Vann Kwok (Jewellery Design), Carmen Hijosa (Materials Innovation), Ruth Ewan (Art in Urban Space), Laura Ducceschi (Producers of Live Music) and Gregory Sinclair (Children's Theatre). The fellowships are given to support the creative practice of the artists, giving essential breathing space with no strings attached. Each category was introduced by one member of the judging panels which were specific to each art form, Jude Kelly CBE (Southbank), Simon Andrews (Christies), Joao Wilbert (Google Creative Lab), Michaela Crimmin (Culture + Conflict), Amanda Hopkinson (National Translation Day) and Gabriel Prokofiev (Nonclassical). The runners up didn't leave empty handed either, each receiving cheques of £1,000. For full details of the artists go to http://www.artsfoundation.co.uk/winners-and-shortlist/2016