About The Foundation

The David Collins Foundation was created in 2016 to commemorate David Collins, his work, his passion for the arts, his love of beauty and keen sense of newness. The Foundation's board of trustees comprises his friends and colleagues.

The David Collins Foundation seeks to support talented artists and designers at pivotal points in their careers across a diverse range of artistic mediums, allowing them the space to focus on their research and develop their practice.

Since 2017, The David Collins Foundation has partnered with The Arts Foundation to support the annual Futures Awards. The Foundation's inaugural prize went to furniture designer Max Frommeld in 2017. Subsequent awards have been granted to artists across fields that resonate with David's passions.

The following Fellows of The Arts Foundations have been supported by The David Collins Foundation:

2024 - Cherish Oteka, Short Documentary Film

2023 - Louise Lenborg Skajem, Bio Design

2022 - Savinder Bual, Animation

2021 – Tanoa Sasraku, Visual Arts

2020 – Onyeka Igwe, Experimental Short Film

2019 – Will Harris, Poetry

2018 – Jochen Holz, Craft

2018 – Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins, Performing Arts

2017 – Max Frommeld, Furniture Design

Registered charity number: 1165634