Materials InnovationSupported by The Clothworkers’ Company
The Clothworkers' support of the Materials Innovation award continues this year attracting applicants who are involved at any stage of the material lifecycle including, but not limited to, the development of a new material, to new processes of finishing/manufacturing or reprocessing of an existing material, recycling, logistics, retail or distribution.
Professor Jane Harris
Professor of Digital Design and Innovation & Associate Dean of Research
Interior Designer and Clothworker Board Member
Science Editor for BBC News
Director of HodgeSellers
Jazz CompositionSupported by PRS for Music Foundation
Composers nominated can be writing works of any style and instrumentation and it is hoped that the list of nominees will reflect the diversity of music now associated with the ever-evolving world of jazz in the UK. As Mike Flynn says of todays UK scene, 'British jazz composition is in extremely good health at the moment with both a new generation coming through producing work of great imagination and depth as well as established and internationally recognised artists hitting new peaks of creativity across a range of hugely ambitious projects that show just how vibrant the British jazz scene and its composers are today.'
Composer, Arranger, Conductor & Baritone player
Multi-instrumentalist & Composer
Music writer and Artistic Director of Berlin Jazz Festival
Live ArtSupported by The Yoma Sasburg Estate
Live Art includes experimental processes and practices that might otherwise be excluded from established curatorial, cultural and critical frameworks and therefore involves artists working at the margins of their discipline, experimenting outside the established norms of what it means to be a sculptor, dancer or actor.
Independent Artists' Producer
Creative Director, Attenborough Center for the Creative Arts
Chief Curator Hayward Gallery
Furniture DesignSupported by The David Collins Foundation
We are delighted to announce the first award supported by the David Collins Foundation. Being a fundamental part of how we define the spaces we live and work in Furniture Design was one of the first design disciplines to emerge along with tools and clothing. The way, however, that it is designed, fabricated, sold and disposed of is constantly changing, making this award and the designers it will support particularly interesting.
Design Curator and Gallerist
Bethan Laura Wood
Anther first for the Awards, Essay Films are a highly personal vehicle for more visionary radicle film making. Unlike conventional documentaries they are only partly defined by their subject matter, tending not to follow linear structures but are often digressive and associative, reflecting on the material they present which is often archival. Essay film makers employ a material research based practice similar to that of artists who have appropriated it and added to its growth.
Writer of fiction, critical and theoretical texts.
Filmmaker and Writer specialising in the arts and music
Artist and Filmmaker
A first for the Foundation and prompted by the public's interest in such literature, Creative Non-Fiction is naturally genre-blurring. Neither fiction nor non-fiction the form often takes from both, using literary craft from the former and mixing it with factually accurate prose about real people and events in a compelling, vivid and dramatic manner. The award will be given to writers who have completed a book or books in this genre or are working towards such an outcome.
Edmund de Waal
Artist and Writer
Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton
Dr Julie Wheelright
Writer and founder of MA creative writing non-fiction at City University