NEWS: The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2022 for Visual Arts: Finalists Announced!

The Arts Foundation announce the four finalists of The Arts Foundation Futures Awards (AFFA) 2022 for Visual Arts, supported by The Yoma Sasburg Estate. 


Rhea Dillon, Sadé Mica, Shenece Oretha and Libita Sibungu were selected from a long list of nominated artists as finalists for the £10,000 Arts Foundation Futures Award 2022 for Visual Arts.

The award supports artists working in any area of the visual arts including installation, sculpture, film, photography, sound, painting and cross art-form practice. The AFFA 2022 Visual Arts Judges are Visual Artist, Oreet Ashery; Director of Tate St Ives, Anne Barlow; and Director of Aesthetica, Cherie Federico, who says:

“It was a true honour to have the opportunity to be on the jury for this year’s Arts Foundation Futures Awards. The calibre of talent was outstanding and the shortlisted artists, Rhea Dillon, Sadé Mica, Shenece Oretha and Libita Sibungu, are all pushing boundaries in the visual arts, working across film, moving image, poetry and performance. As a panel, we were thrilled with this selection and feel that each artist is making a major contribution to contemporary artistic practice and furthering very important questions about identity and belonging in 21st Century life.”

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 Visual Arts will be announced along with awards in four other artforms (Animation, Materials Innovation, Music for Change, and Theatre-Makers) 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 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