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The Annual Fund

For over 25 years the Arts Foundation has been supporting artists at a breakthrough moment of their career, buying them crucial time to develop their practice. Our legacy is a generation of artists many of whom have been at the vanguard of their artform, with a list of fellows that reads like a Who’s Who of the arts.

We always want to be able to do more and with our endowment under pressure, we want to find new sources of support, that can be directed into the pockets of the next generation of artists.

We are therefore launching the Annual Fund to provide a simple way for supporters of the Arts Foundation to give financial help to emerging talent.  Every penny we raise will go straight to artists through our tried and tested annual fellowship scheme which allows emerging creatives to thrive, achieving levels of success that might not be possible without such support.

In recognition of your contribution, however small, we would be delighted to welcome you as a Friend of the Arts Foundation where, with your permission,  you will be included on our website and kept in touch with news about our current AFFA winners.

You can also become a Patron of the Arts Foundation and invited to several exclusive events throughout the year, including the Arts Foundation Futures Awards.

Legacies can also be used to establish single awards, which are carefully administered by the Arts Foundation as part of the ongoing management of our Endowment Fund. If this is of interest please contact us to discuss and share the experiences of existing supporters (see here)  of our awards.

To set up an annual gift or give a one-off donation please follow this link   DONATE NOW


All queries regarding the Annual Fund and legacies please contact:

Shelley Warren on / 01273 810231