The twenty artists shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024 have been announced across five award categories: Jazz Composition, Regenerative Design, Short Documentary Film, Theatre Writing and Visual Art.
The annual Arts Foundation Futures Awards identify, support and celebrate the UK’s most promising artists and creatives at a pivotal moment in their career, providing £65,000 in unconditional grant funding, awarding five transformative £10,000 Fellowships, with all Shortlisted Artists receiving £1,000 towards the development of their practice.
The awards mark over three decades 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, Asif Kapadia, Ali Smith, Rufus Norris, Carol Morley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
The five winning Fellows receiving £10,000, will be revealed at an Award Ceremony on 28 February 2024 in London at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre. Mary Jane Edwards, Director of the Arts Foundation said:
“The dynamic spirit and breadth of contemporary creative practice showcased by the artists shortlisted for the 2024 Arts Foundation Futures Awards is hugely inspiring. In the face of persistent challenges confronting the UK’s cultural sector, there is an urgent need to deliver no strings attached financial backing to artists, empowering them to not only persevere but to flourish in their creative pursuits. The work of the Arts Foundation in recognising and supporting the livelihoods of independent artists feels more vital than ever.”
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