Awards for Artists 2019 Brochure
Paul Hamlyn Foundation launched Awards for Artists to provide individuals with financial assistance at a timely moment in their careers. 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Awards for Artists. Between 1994 and 2019, the awards recognised a total of 175 artists across a range of artforms with funding totalling £7.2 million.
Originally supporting a range of art forms, the current scheme focuses on visual artists and composers. Five awards are made to visual artists and to composers each year.
The awards reflect the Foundation’s strong belief in the value of artists to society. The scheme aims to give artists the freedom to develop their creative ideas and to grow both personally and professionally.
This publication reflects on the history of the awards and the impact they’ve had on recipients over the years.