WATCH: The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2022 Online Ceremony

Our annual Arts Foundation Futures Awards celebrate and support UK artists for their work to date and future development. Five £10,000 Fellowships are awarded every year, with all Finalists each receiving £1,000.⁠

Our 2022 award categories included Animation, Materials Innovation, Music for Change, Theatre-Makers⁠ and Visual Arts. ⁠

With a special welcome address from Guest of Honour, artist Jeremy Deller.

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.

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.

Read our AFFA 2022 Programme and find out more about all the artists.