NEWS: The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2022 for Theatre-Makers: Finalists Announced!

The Arts Foundation announce the four finalists of The Arts Foundation Futures Awards (AFFA) 2022 for Theatre-Makers, supported by The Maria Björnson Memorial Fund.

Lee Hart, Anna Himali Howard, Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead (LUNG) and Conrad Murray were selected from a long list of nominated artists as finalists for the £10,000 Arts Foundation Futures Award 2022 for Theatre-Makers.

The Theatre- Makers award focuses on artists whose practice centers on participatory and co-created theatre. With all the practitioners harnessing and creating innovative and original performative work – asking big questions and pushing the boundaries of theatre and cross-disciplinary practice. 

The AFFA 2022 Theatre-Makers Judges are; Director of Creativity and Social Change at Battersea Arts Centre, Liz Moreton; Director of Kate Pakenham Productions, Kate Pakenham; and Artistic Director and CEO of New Art Exchange, Saad Eddine Said, who says:

“Recently, Theatre Makers have paved the way in terms of socially engaged, participatory & co-created practice. Their innovative work reached communities and individuals all over the nation when it was most needed. Our four finalists stood out as extremely inspiring leaders in the field of co-creation. They give me hope for a better and more inclusive future.”

The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2022 supports and celebrates artists for both their work to date and future development. The recipient of the £10,000 award for Theatre-Makers will be announced along with awards in four other artforms (Animation, Materials Innovation, Music for Change, and Visual Arts) at a celebration event in late January 2022 – with all finalists receiving £1,000 awards towards their artistic practice. 

To find out more about the artists, please visit the AFFA 2022 page.

Read the Full Press Release here.

For Images, please view the Press Pack here.


For all enquiries and interviews please contact:

Mary Jane Edwards, Interim Director, The Arts Foundation / +44 (0) 7969 029 656