Grants awarded in 2022 included the following:

Cockpit Deptford
Capital Refurbishment Project Public art commission by Amber Khokar to decorate the façade and public entrance to the new garden courtyard and public spaces of the building

The 503Studio at Nine Elms

Victoria & Albert Museum
Young V&A: major capital refurbishment programme of the former Museum of Childhood/ Bethnal Green Museum: contribution towards ‘The Shed’ artists’ residency studio

Yard Theatre
The Yard Theatre Capital Project: securing our future - grant towards theatre design and technical fit-out costs

Alexander Whitley Dance Company
‘Future Rites’: reinvention of ‘The Rite of Spring’ plus a new companion piece (title tbc) choreographed by Whitley to a score by Ben Frost - Sadlers Wells East

Ballet Black
‘Nina: By whatever means’: new commission choreographed by dancer/ choreographer Mthuthuzeli November - premiere Barbican, touring in London to Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the Linbury Theatre at Royal Opera House

Dance Umbrella
‘Body of Work - Widening the Centre’: new commission comprising four solos created for and performed by Theo TJ Lowe, choreographed by Akram Khan, Hofesh Shechter, Jean Abreu and Lowe himself - to be premiered in London (The Coronet in Notting Hill and Shoreditch Town Hall tbc), as part of Dance Umbrella and then to go on tour

DanceEast/ Far from the Norm
‘Mama’: new commission by Botis Seva for Far from the Norm - London premiere in inaugural season of Sadlers Wells East

National Dance Company Wales
‘PULSE’: showcase of new choreography and directions including UK premiere of Waltz by Marcos Moreau and new commission from SAY (Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui) - The Place

New Movement Collective
‘Les Noces’ reinvented - Site specific venue, Wandsworth

Place (Contemporary Dance Trust)
‘Ronin’: new work by Yukiko Masui - to premiere at The Place and then tour

Rambert Dance Company

Ben Duke commission – ‘Death Trap’: showcasing a full programme of works on Rambert dancers, Sadlers Wells

Sadlers Wells Trust
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/ Mixed Bill - Sadlers Wells

Arts Canteen Foundation
ASWAT (Arab Voices): new development, commissioning and presentation programme of emerging artists for the 10th Anniversary Arab Women Artists Now Festival - March 2024 various venues across London - to be announced at AWAN

Battersea Arts Centre
BAC Breakthrough Programme & Showcase

Clod Ensemble
‘Black Saint and the Sinner Lady’: live public participatory staging of Charles Mingus’s classic 1963 jazz album, in its 60th anniversary year, in partnership with the Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) - Magazine, Greenwich Peninsula

Gasworks/ Cody Dock Partnership
Artists residencies and exhibition programme as part of ‘Lighting Up the Lea’; site specific exhibition, performance and artists’ residencies programme - Cody Dock

London International Festival Of Theatre (LIFT)
‘Bat Banquet’: UK/ Taiwanese co-production inviting a public audience to dine, interact, debate and reflect on a range of issues highlighted by the Covid pandemic, including racism, colonialism, nativism, environmentalism, food futures, genetic and bio-technologies, global fear, human and non-human relations - initial public sharing at The Science Gallery and full public presentation at LIFT Festival

Radical Female: female Arab artists programme: ‘Woman at Point Zero’, opera by Bushra El-Turk at ROH/Linbury; ‘From the Daughter of a Dictator’, play by Yasmin Audisho Ghrawi at 26 Crowndale; 'What the Dog Said to the Harvest', immersive installation by lisa luxx and Jasmin Kent Rodgman at SBC; ‘Omar/Full House’ (working title) by Hannah Khalil to be presented outside of the summer Festival, at 26 Crowndale

‘COMMON GROUND’: new live performance piece using circus, dance and comedy to unpick identity politics to find common ground - 17 proposed London performances: 5 performances at Brixton House, 5 performances at Bernie Grant Arts Centre and 7 performances at newly opened Soho Theatre Walthamstow

Fieldnotes Issue 5

Institute of International Visual Arts
Activating legacy, forging new futures: iniva’s Stuart Hall Library & Archive beyond 30 - work to complete ready for iniva’s 30th Anniversary

Matt's Gallery
Cataloguing and Preserving the Matt’s Gallery Archive

New Contemporaries
New Contemporaries Artist-Led Public Programme (NCAPP) - Camden Arts Centre

Stuart Hall Foundation
New Year Public Conversation and Autumn Keynote Speech - Conway Hall

Academy of Ancient Music
‘Sons of England’: concert and new commission for AAM’s 50th Anniversary season - Milton Court

Aurora Orchestra
‘Inside Beethoven’ with new reponses by composer/ performer Nwando Ebizie at The Print Works and at the QEH with composer/ performer Héloïse Werner

Conway Hall Ethical Society
Conway Hall Sunday Concerts Series: support for a new song recital series led by Roger Vignoles, for the Clements Composition Prize and for new works and emerging voices in the Spring 2023 - Spring 2024 concert series

‘EXPOSURE2023’: a showcase and exploration of adventurous work for voices including new commissions by Laurence Dunn, Hollie Harding and Paul Newland and a performance of Canadian Chiyoko Szlavnics' work 'Whorl Whirling Wings' (2022). All four composers will be present and will participate in a pre-concert talk with EXAUDI director/ composer, James Weeks - Milton Court

Grand Union Music Theatre
‘A Long and Narrow Road’: new musical project and performances inspired by the song of the same name by blind Turkish Alevi poet/singer Ashik Veysel (Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım), and involving musicians and singers from Turkey, the Middle East and South Asian, their musical traditions and instruments, culminating in a celebratory concert - Hackney Empire

The Mozartists
‘MOZART 250’: a series of 3 concerts celebrating the work of Mozart and his contemporaries in 1773 &1774, championing rare repertoire and launching young singers - Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall

Multi-Story Music
New commission and performance for solo percussion, soprano, violinist and full symphony orchestra plus youth choir by composer Kate Whitley and writer Abi Falase - Bold Tendencies car park Peckham

Music and Theatre for All
Schubert 200: a six-year programme of production, performance and public engagement to mark the 200th anniversaries of Franz Schubert’s three song cycles: ‘Die Schöne Müllerin’, ‘Winterreise’ and ‘Schwanengesang’

NMC (New Music Collective)
Championing New Music for Brass: 30th Anniversary commissions and celebratory performance by Onyx Brass - Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston

20th Anniversary Programme: including 20 anniversary commissions with London premiere performances - various venues across London

NW Live Arts
Music & Place Programme culminating in the ‘Along the Road’ concert- Kennedy Hall, Cecil Sharp House

Opera Rara
The Donizetti Songs Project, including support for 3 concerts of new repertoire to be performed at the Wigmore Hall

Serious Trust
London Jazz Festival; support for the UK premiere and 90th birthday performance of Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Gaia’, with the Philharmonia conducted by Clark Rundell and Spalding as vocal and bass soloist - RFH

Spitalfields Music
‘Songs of Migration’: commission and World Premiere of new work by composer Philip Herbert and librettist Rommi Smith for Spitalfields Festival - Christchurch Spitalfields

Wigmore Hall
Support for 3 emerging voices in Wigmore Hall’s 2023/4 season:
1. Day of concerts devoted to the work of young British composer, Laurence Osborne,
2. Lunchtime concert focusing on the work of Brazilian composer Hilda Paredes
3. Wigmore Hall debut of young French pianist, Alexandre Kantorow

Baluji Music Foundation
‘Sohni & Mahival’ Urdu Opera: complete reworking and expansion - QEH

Barbican Centre Trust
‘The World’s Wife’: chamber opera by young British composer, Tom Green, based on the poetry collection of the same name by Carol Ann Duffy, London premiere in a new production, developed in co-production with the Ragazze String Quartet and singer Lucia Lucas - Milton Court

English National Opera
‘Blue’: European premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s award-winning opera in a new production, directed by Tinuke Craig, London Coliseum

Mahogany Opera Group
Sky in a Small Cage - a Rumi Passion: a new contemporary staged oratorio by composer/ pianist Rolf Hind and librettist Dante Micheaux, QEH

Opera Holland Park
‘Itch’: a new family-friendly opera by composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton - Holland Park Opera Festival, then on tour to Opera North and possibly Canada (tbc)

Opera Makers
‘Liú - The Shadow of Turandot’: reinvention of ‘Turandot’ for the social media age - Grimeborn Opera Festival

Opera Story
‘The Yellow Wallpaper’: new opera, based on the novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, by composer Dani Howard - South London premiere, then Copenhagen Opera Festival

‘The Flying Dutchman’: a radical reinterpretation of Wagner’s opera by composer Laura Bowler and poet/librettist Gavin Maxwell, produced in partnership with Manchester Camerata - London premiere Trinity Buoy Wharf and Grand Junction

Pegasus Opera Company
‘Windrush’: a new opera by composer Dr Des Oliver - to premiere at The Albany, Deptford and tour to Birmingham and Bristol, before arriving back in London at The Hackney Empire

Streetwise Opera
‘RE:Sound’: one-night performance of nine new micro-operas, composed/ devised by diverse composers working across Britain with the homeless, and performed by Streetwise performers working alongside 4 professional singers from The Sixteen and the BBC Concert Orchestra - QEH

Albany Theatre Company
‘The War Inside’, a sonic theatre play by Camille Dawson, The Albany

Ardent Theatre Company
‘Strike!’; new play by Tracy Ryan, at Southwark Playhouse main stage

Arts Bridge Charity
New devised theatre piece for Access All Areas staged by Andrea Ling, Hampstead Summer Festival and other venues

ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians on behalf of The Stephen Joseph Committee)
The New Theatre Makers Project, Showcasing at the Playground Theatre, and the Cockpit

Attic Theatre Project
‘All Roads’: new play by Roy Williams, at Tramshed, New Wimbledon Studios, Theatre Peckham and Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Big House Theatre
Spring and Autumn Open House Projects : The Big House (script James Meteyard and Jammz)

Cardboard Citizens
‘Faun’: new play by Vinnie Heaven, Theatre 503

Rise Festival in Chickenshed’s Rayne Theatre

‘Flip!’: new play by Racheal Ofori, Soho Theatre

Good Chance
‘Kyoto’; new production to premiere in London at the Barbican

‘Revenge of the Ape-Brained Meatsacks’: new devised piece by James Yeatman and the Kandinsky team, New Diorama Theatre

Kiln Theatre
‘Retrograde’; new play by Ryan Calais-Cameron, Kiln Theatre

Kingston Theatre Trust (Rose Theatre)
‘Shooting Hedda Gabler’; new play by Nina Segal, Rose Theatre

Little Angel Theatre
‘Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book’: new production adapted by Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler, for children aged 3-8 and their families - Little Angel Theatre

National Theatre
‘The Last Son’ by Natasha Gordon, Dorfman Theatre

New Diorama Theatre
Support for a major new slate of bold, risk-taking shows - theatre groups to be supported making new work include: Beats & Elements, Breach Theatre, Nouveau Riche Theatre and YesYesNoNo - NDT 2023-24 season.

Park Theatre
‘Animal’: new play by Jon Bradfield and Josh Hepple, Park Theatre

Theatre Centre
Theatre Centre 70th Anniversary: commissions from Zain Dada, Lettie Precious and Katie Redford rowards performances at Hackney Empire

VAULT Festival
To support the presentation of new work, originating from the VAULT Artist Development Programme, in the A Pinch of VAULT Festival, and the VAULT Festival, multiple venues across Lambeth

Wise Children Theatre Company
‘Bluebeard’: new devised production by Emma Rice, Battersea Arts Centre (tbc)

Young Vic
‘We Live in Cairo’; UK premiere of Daniel and Patrick Lazour’s musical in a new production at the Young Vic

Artangel Trust
Sarah Sze - Timekeeper (working title) - The Old Waiting Room, Peckham Rye Station

Block 336
Diaspora Pavilion 2 at Block 336: 2 solo installations by Kashif Nadim Chaudry and Sonia E. Barrett - Block 336, Brixton,

Cell Project Space
Blind Spots Programme, including exhibitions by:
Niklas Taleb & not nowhere adjunct programme
Ksenia Pedan & Feminist Reading Group adjunct programe
Max Göran & Josefin Arnell

Chisenhale Gallery
‘Migration of Forms’: new commission and first solo exhibition in the UK by Kuwaiti-Puerto Rican artist Alia Farid

Create London
Malgorzata Mirga-Tas Exhibition - The White House, Dagenham

Deptford X
Deptford X 25th Anniversary Visual Arts Festival: celebratory 25th anniversary exhibition, publication, talk and complementary artists’ commissions - Lewisham Arthouse, Deptford

Garden Museum
Frank Walter Exhibition and Programme

The Line
‘Tributaries’: a new art commission by an emerging artist to create a moving image installation that responds to the specific history and environment of the House Mill on The Line - The House Mill

National Portrait Gallery
‘The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure’

‘we are a group of people composed of who we are’: survey exhibition, publication & public programme that explores and celebrates the cultural, artistic and experimental cooperative initiatives that took place in Hackney in 1970’s and 1980

Serpentine Trust
Lauren Halsey Exhibition - Serpentine North Gallery

Showroom Gallery
Showroom’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition and Public Programme - 2023/4 including:
Tanner Lane Rotational Public Art Commission: Kathrin Böhm: Why do we care about art?
Oliver Ressler: Barricading the Ice Sheets
The Showroom Mural Commission – Kay Abude, ‘Be Creative Remain Resilient’
And further events tbc

Somerset House Trust
Sonya Dyer Exhibition – River Rooms, Somerset House

South London Fine Art Gallery and Library
‘Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes ‘: Exhibition of artists from Lagos, Nigeria - Main and Fire Station Galleries

Southwark Park Galleries (Bermondsey Artists Group)
Florence Peake exhibition and series of performances - Lake and Dilston Galleries in Southwark Park

Studio Voltaire - Studio Voltaire Exhibition Programme July 2023 to June 2024:
Gabriel Chaile (b.1985, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina)
Solomon Garçon, aka Curtly Thomas (b.1991, London)
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (b.1995, London)
Lap–See Lam (b. 1990, Stockholm),
- the first-ever solo presentations of all artists in a UK institution

Tate Britain
‘Isaac Julien: What Freedom is to me’ - first major institutional solo exhibition in the UK by the artist: grant towards the public programme

Young V&A
‘Japan: Myths to Manga’: inaugural Young V&A exhibition