Categories - 2016 Awards

Art in the Urban Space supported by Yoma Sasburg

Part of a series of awards starting with last years’ Art in the Elements, the 2016 fellowships looks at those artists creating objects, installations or interventions which enrich the texture and visual experience of our urban spaces.

Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation

With low ticket prices, weekend-only performances and the necessary limits of audience size, funding for Children’s Theatre often loses out in the cost versus revenue equation and can therefore be overlooked for funding. What suffers is good quality work for young audiences. This is in spite of the fact that under 12’s make up 15 per cent of the population and yet in terms of theatre and television output, the amount created especially for them rarely reaches one per cent. As Vicky Ireland stated in a recent interview, ‘good theatre is memorable. It offers the opportunity for dialogue, the exchange of opinions, and the start of critical appreciation.’
This award, supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation who support an award in Theatre annually, is open to practitioners who work in Children’s Theatre be they directors, writers, adapters, designers and/or devisors.

Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation

Seen by some as akin to curating in the visual arts, the role of independent producing is vital in its support of artist development and, the way new music is offered to an audience. Independent producers contribute to institutions’ programmes creating new platforms, spaces and curatorial frames for new music along with projects that they themselves conceive and make happen. In this era of DIY, artists themselves are stepping into independent producing alongside their lives as performers and composers. This new award supported by the PRS for Music Foundation, includes creative producers who work in or across any musical genre including Jazz, Opera, Folk, Pop, Electronica and beyond.

Jewellery Design

Innovation and originality will be the key factors in judging this award which will celebrate the future of contemporary jewellery. Last awarded five years ago this award will attract a new crop of designers who are surviving against the backdrop of an overwhelmingly commercial market in the UK.

Literary Translation

The last 15 years has seen a change in the translation of fiction with a gradual move from a more literal style where the original is carefully adhered to, to one which Mahmoud Darwish here explains. ‘The translator is not a ferryman for the meaning of the words but the author of their web of new relations. And he is not the painter of the light part of the meaning, but the watcher of the shadow, and what it suggests.” We are delighted to visit this artform again which will honour translators who translate fiction from any language into English.

Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation

With two very different innovators winning this award in previous years we are very excited to see what the longlist will bring for 2016. Supported by The Clothworkers’ Foundation applicants can be involved in materials innovation at any stage of the lifecycle including but not limited to the development of a new material, to new processes of finishing/manufacturing or reprocessing of an existing material, recycling, logistics, retail and distribution.

Judges

Judges of the following categories have been announced.

Art in the Urban Space supported by Yoma Sasburg

Michaela Crimmin,, Curator, founder of Culture+Conflict
Jeremy Deller,, Artist
Sally Tallant,, Director of Liverpool Biennial

Children's Theatre supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation

Lyn Gardner, theatre critic, writer and journalist
David Harradine, Artistic Director of Fevered Sleep
Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director at London's Southbank

Jewellery Design

Simon Andrews, Head of Modern Design, Christies
Solange Azagury-Partridge, Jewellery Designer
Caroline Broadhead, Course Leader Jewellery Design, CSM

Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation

Dr Richard Johnston, Senior Lecturer in the Materials Research Centre, Swansea University
Scarlet Oliver, Designer and Representative from The Clothworkers' Foundation
Kay Politowicz, Professor Emeritus of Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art, co-founder and project director for the Textiles Environment Design (TED) research cluster
Joao Wilbert, Lead Creative Technologist at Google Creative Labs

Literary Translation

Paul Blezard, Writer and Broadcaster
Amanda Hopkinson, translator and founder of the annual Translation Day and Sebald Lectures which she set up while director of the British Centre for Literary Translation from 2004-2010. Senior Fellow at UEA.
Meike Ziervogel, writer and publisher. Founder of Peirene Press.

Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation

Jane Beese, Head of Music, Roundhouse
Gabriel Prokofiev, Composer, Producer, DJ and Founder of Non Classical record label and club night.
Vanessa Reed, Executive Director, PRS for Music Foundation