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

This year we are celebrating five 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. In 2017 Max Frommeld was awarded the Foundation’s inaugural prize under the category of Furniture Design.⁠

In 2018 at The Arts Foundation’s 25th anniversary awards, The David Collins Foundation awarded bursaries to glass artist Jochen Holz and choreographer Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins. In 2019, Will Harris won the Poetry award, and in 2020 Onyeka Igwe won the Experimental Short Film award, both sponsored by The David Collins Foundation.