Our Supporters

Due to the success of its longstanding fellowship program the Arts Foundation has attracted legacies from Artists’ Estates, Corporations, and other Foundations allowing the charity to increase the number of fellowships awarded and give every shortlisted artist £1,000 towards their practice. For more information on how to support the Foundation please call Shelley Warren on 01273 810231 or click here

Below are our current supporters to whom we are truly grateful.

The Clothworkers’ Foundation

The Clothworkers’ Foundation is currently supporting a three year Fellowship in Materials Innovation. The Award aims to identify where the current shoots of enterprise are coming from in the UK, reflecting and encouraging new ways of thinking involving practitioners from different backgrounds involved in textiles and related material development.

The Foundation was set up by The Clothworkers’ Company in 1977 with the aim of improving the lives of people and communities particularly those facing disadvantage. To date it has awarded grants of more than £100m.

Website: www.clothworkers.co.uk

“We were delighted to establish a Materials Innovation Award through the Foundation to tap into the emerging talent working in this important field, and be able to recognise and support their contribution and achievements.The range of work produced by the nominees has been impressive, as has the quality of the artists shortlisted each year.”

Andrew Blessley, Director of The Clothworkers’ Foundation

The David Collins Foundation

Launched in 2016 the Foundation has been set up in memory of the late designer David Colilns in order to honour his legacy and celebrate his love and contribution to the Arts. The organisation has partnered with the Arts Foundation in order to award fellowships across multiple disciplines to young artists, designers and artisans who, with the support, could help them move to another level. Established in 1985, the David Collins studio is an architectural based consultancy which has redefined luxury interior design on a global scale.

Website: www.davidcollins.com

“'We are very impressed with the work that your Foundation undertakes and feel that the award will be a meaningful and important first step for our Foundation in honouring David’s legacy”

Iain Watson, Trustee, DCF

The Yoma Sasburg Estate

Gifted by her daughter Anne in 2010 the Yoma Sasburg legacy will fund a fellowship in Fine Art into the foreseeable future. This year the award focuses on artists who make objects, interventions and installations in the elements, the Land Art of today.

Born in Amsterdam Yoma Sasburg was a professional ballet dancer. She married the prolific film composer Edward Clifton Parker and later trained as a sculptor under David Weekes becoming a founder member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

"Giving such money to the Arts Foundation has benefitted everyone. Anne Clifton Parker, Yoma’s daughter has set up a permanent memorial for her mother while helping the best emerging talent in the UK today. A wonderful opportunity"

Wendy Silk, Colemans Solicitors

PRS for Music Foundation

PRS for Music Foundation is the UK's leading charitable funder of new music across all genres. Since 2000 PRS for Music Foundation has given more than £20 million to over 5,000 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS for Music Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – including composer residencies and commissions, international showcasing and its pioneering Women Make Music scheme.

Website: www.prsformusicfoundation.com

“This year’s focus on jazz composition is inspired by the increasing demand we’ve been experiencing at PRS Foundation from individual jazz creators seeking support for their next steps. This award will give us a chance to learn more about the kind of activities jazz composers need help to pursue at critical stages in their development.”

Vanessa Reed, Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation