The Arts Foundation and PRS Foundation join forces to support the UK’s most promising Jazz Composers

The Arts Foundation and PRS Foundation are delighted to announce a new partnership to support the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024 for Jazz Composition. 


The Jazz Composition Award champions independent musicians and composers who are expanding the medium of jazz composition and developing original works.

The annual Arts Foundation Futures Awards support 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.

The shortlisted artists for the Jazz Composition Award will be announced in January 2024. The recipient of the award receives a transformative £10,000 Fellowship and will be revealed at a live awards ceremony in late February 2024, with all shortlisted artists awarded £1,000 towards the development of their practice.  

Joe Frankland CEO of PRS Foundation said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Arts Foundation again to support this timely award. Ezra Collective’s Mercury Prize win earlier this year definitely marked a new era of recognition for the UK’s Jazz scene, so we’re thrilled to champion promising Jazz composers in this way.”

Mary Jane Edwards, Director of The Arts Foundation said:

 “The UK’s Jazz has always been incredibly energetic, but its emerging talent is still often under-supported by mainstream funds and the commercial music industry. We’re hugely excited to partner with PRS Foundation to resource the growing momentum in this genre and provide unrestricted financial support to music artists and composers.”

In the coming weeks, we look forward to announcing this year’s independent Jury of artists and industry professionals. Follow the Arts Foundation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for all the latest awards news and updates.