The Arts Foundation

The Arts Foundation supports emerging talent in the Arts. Whether exploring new avenues or consolidating existing work this £10,000 fellowship has proved crucial in the success of many award winners. Trustees include artist Antony Gormley, Director of Somerset House Jonathan Reekie, Choreographer Siobhan Davies and director Sir Richard Eyre read more >>>

Arts Foundation Awards 2016. The Winners are as follows:

    • Ruth Ewan

    • Art in the Urban Space supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate

    • ”Much of what I do is a learning process for myself as much as it is for others” says...
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    • Greg Sinclair

    • Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation

    • Greg Sinclair works as a musician and performance artist. He studied cello and then began...
    • artist's profile
    • Deborah Smith

    • Literary Translation

    • Deborah is currently the only published UK-based translator of contemporary Korean...
    • artist's profile
    • Vann Kwok

    • Jewellery Design

    • For Hong Kong born Vann Kwok, jewellery design provides a perfect platform to thread...
    • artist's profile
    • Carmen Hijosa

    • Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation

    • Spanish-born Carmen Hijosa is the creator of Piñatex, a unique, natural and sustainable,...
    • artist's profile
    • Laura Ducceschi

    • Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation

    • Brighton based Laura Ducceschi is currently music producer for the Brighton Dome and...
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    • 2016 Fellow Deborah Smith wins the Man Booker

    • Deborah Smith and Han Kang receiving the Man Booker Prize
    • 'Well, we got it right', was definitely on the lips of those who judged six months earlier the 2016 Arts Foundation Literary Translation Award when they heard that Deborah Smith and South Korean author Han Kang had won the Man Booker Prize for 'The Vegetarian'. This is the first year that the prize has been split between the author and translator equally. 'We are delighted to hear of Deborah's success. With an exciting wish list of projects to work on these two awards in 2016 will support her well into the future and I very much look forward to what that will bring' Shelley Warren, Director of the AF.

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    • Frith Kerr joins Board of Trustees

    • Arts Foundation Fellow and London designer Frith Kerr has joined the Board of Trustees of the Arts Foundation. Her company Studio Frith has produced highly acclaimed work for brands and institutions globally, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Hotel Il Pellicano, Valentino, Phaidon, and Rizzoli. We are delighted to welcome her to the Foundation.

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    • Fellow Spot

    • Find out how the artists used their fellowship and what they came out with...
      "The process of applying in many ways had the one of the most galvanising affects on me focusing on my musical aspiration; for the first time i had to construct the manifesto on why i want to be an artist....".

      Read more to find out how folk artist Sam Lee used the fellowship to develop his practice and help produce his highly-rated Mercury Prize nominated album.

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