Arts and culture

Arts and culture

About this theme

This theme covers all aspects of the arts, crafts and creative industries, including their social, cultural and economic aspects. It is one of the eight universal themes which form our grantmaking framework and allow us to address every aspect of society. Fellows’ stories

Fellows' updates January 2024 Fellow's update: Brian Clarke

Artist Brian Clarke (CF 1974) was awarded a knighthood at The King’s New Year Honours list for services to Art. Known for his large-scale stained glass and mosaic projects, symbolist paintings, set designs and collaborations, Brian has worked on several notable projects across his career.

By Brian Clarke, 2024

Blogs & conversations Finding the beauty in illness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year’s campaign is focusing on raising awareness around secondary breast cancer. In this powerful blog, Churchill Fellow, Lottie Barnes (CF 2020) talks through her second primary cancer diagnosis and how it interrupted her Fellowship journey but inspired her to challenge perceptions around the imagery of illness. Photographed in chronological order (2021-22), with a high-fashion, photo shoot aesthetic, ‘Finding the Beauty in Illness’ documents and interprets an eight to nine-month journey of chemotherapy and mastectomy to convalescence and beyond.

By Lottie Barnes, 2023

Fellows' updates July 2023 Fellow's update: Maria Amidu

Artist Maria Amidu (CF 2013) has been awarded the third and final Future Collect commission, which supports the creation of a major new work of art by a British based artist of African and/or Asian descent, for exhibition and acquisition at Towner Eastbourne in 2024. Maria has also done doctoral research which grew out of her Fellowship.

By Maria Amidu, 2023

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