The Arts Foundation is celebrating six years of partnership with The David Collins Foundation!

This year we are celebrating six years of support from @thedavidcollinsfoundation!⁠

Scroll down to watch our video and hear how the The David Collins Foundation and our Fellows have benefitted from our partnership!

Following the untimely death of David Collins in 2013 from skin cancer, The David Collins Foundation was created to commemorate him, his work, his passion for the arts, and his love of beauty. The Foundation’s board of trustees comprises his friends and his colleagues.⁠

The David Collins Foundation seeks to support talented artists and designers at pivotal points in their careers across a diverse range of artistic mediums, allowing them to focus on their research and to develop their practice.⁠

Since 2017 The David Collins Foundation has partnered with The Arts Foundation on a wide range of awards ranging from Furniture Design in 2017 where Max Frommeld won this inaugural prize.⁠ In 2018 at The Arts Foundation’s 25th anniversary awards, The David Collins Foundation awarded two bursaries to glass artist Jochen Holz and choreographer Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins. In 2019 they supported the poetry award with Will Harris becoming the recipient of the main award followed by  Onyeka Igwe in the following year when the David Collins Foundation supported Experimental Short Film.

The latest award to be supported by the DCF is Visual Arts which was won by London-based artist Tanoa Sasraku.