The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024: Ceremony Highlights

Watch the moment the five £10,000 Fellowships for Jazz Composition, Regenerative Design, Short Documentary Film, Theatre Writing and Visual Art were announced, with all artists receiving £1,000 towards their practice.


With a special welcome address from the esteemed playwright, Roy Williams, the Award Ceremony took place on 28 February 2024 in London.

The ceremony shared the extraordinary and varied practices of the twenty Shortlisted Artists across this year’s categories. The recipients of the Arts Foundation Futures Awards were announced by trustee Virginia Hodge and jury members Soweto Kinch, Vicky Featherstone, Clare Sillery and Adelaide Bannerman.

The evening also included the premiere performance of a new choral composition by John Barber (Arts Foundation Choral Composition Fellow, 2021) with Echo Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Sarah Latto.

The awards mark over 30 years of the Arts Foundation’s support for independent artists in the UK since it was founded in 1993, and whose alumni include eminent artistic practitioners, such as Wayne McGregor CBE, Asif Kapadia, Ali Smith, Rufus Norris and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Read more about all the artists and the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024

With thanks to our award supporters for their partnership and belief in the importance of artists and developing creative practice: The David Collins Foundation, PRS Foundation and the Yoma Sasburg Estate.⁠