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...
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    • Deborah Smith

    • Literary Translation

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

    • Jewellery Design

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

    • Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation

    • Spanish-born Carmen Hijosa is the creator of Piñatex, a unique, natural and sustainable,...
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    • 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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    • The judging meetings have now taken place and four artists have been shortlisted in each of these categories; Furniture Design, Essay Filmmaking, Creative Non-Fiction, Jazz Composition and Materials Innovation The Shortlist for the remaining art form Llive Art will be released on the 14th December. The winners will be announced on the 25th Jan 2017. The judging panels, Images and more information on these talented artists can be found on the link below.

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    • "Is Non-Fiction the New Fiction?" is the first of two live events in London this January. Held at London's City University and featuring the Creative Non-Fiction shortlisted writers Marina Benjamin, Olivier Kugler, Jack Underwood and Joanna Walsh, the event includes special guest, writer Marina Warner For more information about the event and to reserve your place go to
      Essay Film Now is a celebration of this burgeoning artform and is being held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London on the 21st January from 2-6pm. Featuring the award winning shortlisted filmmakers Charlie Lyne, Marianna Simnett, Sam Stevens and Sarah Wood with special guest, writer Sophie Mayer. For more information please go to

    • Find an Artist

    • Need to find a particular artist? Got a commission? Searching for specific crafts people? Or just keen to check out 21 years worth of winners across all types of artforms.

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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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