The Arts Foundation was set up in 1993 to support artists at a breakthrough moment in their career. Five Arts Foundation Futures Awards (AFFAs) are given annually to practitioners across the arts.
The categories are selected annually from Craft and Design, Film, Literature, Music, Performing and Visual Arts. The AFFAs intend to highlight innovative practices in both new and traditional art forms.
Looking for an Artist? Browse our Directory of finalists from the past 25 years.
What did they get up to? Artists speak about their fellowships.
Categories for 2020 Awards announced! The nomination process starts for five new artforms.
Arts Foundation News
The New Materialists at The Design Museum
AFFAs 2020 Comics Finalists Exhibition at Cartoon Museum, London
AF Fellow Alice Oswald elected as 46th professor of poetry at Oxford
'Cenotaph' by AF Fellow Holly Hendry at The Tetley
Chisenhale Gallery commissions 2019 AF Finalist Ima-Abasi Okon
Tate Britain announces 2020 exhibition by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Embracing Comics: Our brand new category for 2020!
Listen to "An Orchestra of the Rainforest" by Nathaniel Mann on iPlayer