Artist Residency Partnership Announcement with Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between The Arts Foundation and Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking


The partnership will support a unique residency in the Gloucestershire countryside for all 20 Shortlisted Artists as part of the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024!

This five-day self-guided residency will provide the UK’s most promising artists and creatives with a tranquil space for reflection and experimentation in Spring 2024.

The Arts Foundation’s long history of supporting and nurturing artistic talent, combined with Hawkwood Centre’s dedication to envisioning a more sustainable and compassionate future, creates a perfect synergy for artists to explore new dimensions of expression and reflection. We look forward to witnessing the no doubt, extraordinary seeds of ideas and projects that will emerge from this collaboration. 

Mary Jane Edwards, Director of The Arts Foundation said:

“The Arts Foundation has always strived to give time and space to artists to develop their practice, and the partnership with Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking presents us with such a wonderful opportunity to extend this endeavour. It’s really important to us that we work with partners who share our fundamental belief in the importance of artists, and that any opportunities developed are artist-centred, and Hawkwood’s nurturing and progressive approach aligns perfectly. We much look forward to visiting the artists in such beautifully verdant and restorative surroundings!”

Alicia Carey, CEO of Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking said:

“We are thrilled to partner with the Arts Foundation, which is renowned for its support of emerging talent. It’s absolutely vital that artists are supported to carve out dedicated time for creative exploration, and we hope they draw much inspiration for their artistic endeavours from the backdrop of Hawkwood estate.”

About Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking 

Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking is set in a beautiful, sustainably run estate. As a charity, it brings together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community and a sustainable environment. Hawkwood aims to encourage people to make a considered difference to today’s society and to our future, and our place provides an ethical, peaceful and inspirational environment to enable individuals and organisations to grow and develop. 

About The Arts Foundation 

The Arts Foundation is a registered charity that supports individual artists and creatives in the UK with unconditional financial fellowships of £10,000 through the Arts Foundation Futures Awards.

Since it was founded in 1993, the Arts Foundation has awarded over £1.8 million to the most promising artists in the UK at a pivotal moment in their careers to enable them to concentrate on their creative development, experiment, and realise their artistic potential.