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 Aldeburgh Festival Director Jonathan Reekie and director Sir Richard Eyre read more >>>

Arts Foundation Awards 2014. The Winners are as follows:

    • Rie Nakajima

    • Experimental Music

    • ‘Using sound, I look for a state where things start to react to each other, freed from...
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    • Isobel Harbison

    • Arts Journalism

    • Isobel started writing reviews for the Irish art magazine Circa in 2004 and has since...
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    • Leah Capaldi

    • Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate

    • Having studied sculpture at Brighton and later an MA at the RCA, Leah’s practice explores...
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    • Andrew Cranston

    • Painting

    • Glasgow based artist Andrew Cranston explores interior space as a catalyst for images,...
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    • Alice Birch

    • Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation

    • Alice Birch was actively involved in writing plays while still an under-graduate at...
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    • Julia Lohmann

    • Materials Innovation supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation

    • The majority of Julia’s work has involved the natural world and its processes. Moving...
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    • Materials Innovation Award

    • Shortlist announced for 2015 Materials Innovation Award supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation.
      We are delighted to announce four very different innovators, SARAT BABU, BERIT GREINKE, RITA PARNICZKY and RHIAN SOLOMON as this years' shortlist which demonstrates the diverse range of innovation currently alive in this area. Judges were Jasper Conran, Professor John Miles and designer Scarlet Oliver. Go to Awards 2015 for more details.

      See what 2014 Materials Innovation winner Julia Lohmann has been up to during her fellowship

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    • THE 2015 ARTFORMS

    • We will be awarding six £10,000 fellowships in the following art forms

      DESIGN FOR PERFORMANCE:VIDEO & DIGITAL (supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation)
      ART : IN THE ELEMENTS (supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate)
      MATERIALS INNOVATION (supported by the Clothworker' Foundation)
      The applicants have now been nominated by experts across the UK and the shortlists will be announced in Autumn.

    • Find an Artist

    • Need to find a particular artist? Got a commission? Searching for specific crafts people? Or just keen to check out 20 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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