The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024: Winning Fellows Announced

The Arts Foundation Announce the winning Fellow of the 2024 Futures Awards

£65,000 prizes awarded at ceremony in London


The Arts Foundation announce the five recipients of the Arts Foundation Futures Awards £10,000 Fellowships as:

Jazz Composition: Daniel Casimir

Regenerative Design: Rhea Thomas

Short Documentary Film: Cherish Oteka

Theatre Writing:  Tatenda Shamiso

Visual Art:  Rebecca Bellantoni

The five winning Fellows were revealed at an Award Ceremony on 28 February 2024 at the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, featuring a special welcome address from British playwright, Roy Williams and the premiere performance of John Barber’s new choral composition, F*ck/Dystopian Loneliness with Echo Vocal Ensemble. 

The annual Arts Foundation Futures Awards support 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.

Mary Jane Edwards, Director of The Arts Foundation said: 

“From blending jazz with classical music, making regenerative seed trays, to telling important stories about identity and place – the creative ingenuity, determination and focus of the Arts Foundation Futures Awards Fellows never ceases to amaze us. The UK is host so many extraordinary artistic practitioners, but as a result of over a decade of austerity measures, I think the arts and cultural sector is starting to ask itself important questions about how to best support independent artists and freelancers. We’re really proud to have been championing this area of work and supporting the livelihoods of creatives for over 30 years. We have no doubt all the artists and fellows will have a significant impact on our shared cultural life.”

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