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

    • SARAT BABU, BERIT GREINKE, RITA PARNICZKY and RHIAN SOLOMON have been shortlisted for the second year of this award supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation, demonstrating the range of outstanding innovation at large in the UK currently. Judges were Jasper Conran, Professor John Miles and designer Scarlet Oliver. Go to Awards 2015 for more details.

      To see what last years winner, Julia Lohmann, has been up to during her fellowship click below

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    • The Measures Taken by Robin McNicholas
    • On the 29th January £78,000 of awards will be announced in the following art forms. For more information on all the shortlists go to Awards 2015;
      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 Clothworkers' Foundation
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    • 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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