NEWS: Winning Fellows Announced of the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2022

The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2022 Winning Fellows Announced!


The Arts Foundation is delighted to announce the five recipients of The Arts Foundation Futures Awards £10,000 Fellowship for Animation, Materials Innovation, Music for Change, Theatre-Makers and Visual Arts.

Established in 1993, the prestigious annual Arts Foundation Futures Awards have become known as a marker for future artistic leaders across wide-ranging art forms. The five recipients and Fellows are:

Animation: Savinder Bual

Materials Innovation: Elissa Brunato

Music for Change: Love Ssega

Theatre-Makers: Lee Hart

Visual Arts: Libita Sibungu

The awards were presented by category judges: Time-based Media Artist Birgitta Hosea; UCL Professor of Materials & Society and TV and Radio presenter, Mark Miodownik; Folk Singer, Conservationist, and AF Fellow Sam Lee; Artistic Director and CEO of New Art Exchange, Saad Eddine Said; and Visual Artist, Oreet Ashery.

Mary Jane Edwards, Interim Director of The Arts Foundation said, 

“Given the ongoing precarity across the arts and culture sector, The Arts Foundation is really pleased to provide unconditional financial support to artists and creative practitioners at a pivotal moment in their practice. We are greatly encouraged by the ingenuity, generosity, and often challenging, and interdisciplinary focused practices of all the AFFA 2022 Fellows and Finalists. We have no doubt their respective work will have a significant impact, and it is such a privilege to be able to support their artistic development and career trajectories.”



Read the Press Release here.

For Images, please view the AFFA 2022 Fellows Press Pack here.


The AFFA 2022 Finalists included: Animation: Sophie Koko Gate, Mary Stark and Petra Szemán; Materials Innovation: Riccardo Cenedella, Guan Lee and Patrick Morris; Music for Change: Max Barton & Jethro Cooke (Slowstepper), Eliza Shaddad and Hanna Tuulikki; Theatre-Makers: Anna Himali Howard, Helen Monks & Matt Woodhead (LUNG) and Conrad Murray; Visual Arts: Rhea Dillon, Sadé Mica and Shenece Oretha.

The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2022 are supported by: The David Collins Foundation, The Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, PRS Foundation, and The Yoma Sasburg Estate.