Anish Kapoor announced as Sky Arts' Visual Arts Ambassador
1 February 2021
Sky Arts has announced the appointment of their new Sky Arts Ambassadors, joining forces with five world-leading artists to nurture the next generation of artistic talent. Anish Kapoor, as their Visual Arts Ambassador, will award three artists with a grant totalling £30,000 to support the development of their practice and ideas to challenge what art can be. The other Ambassadors alongside Kapoor are Booker prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo, dance artist and choreographer Akram Khan, conductor Charles Hazlewood, and Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nadia Fall. Each ambassador is given £30,000 to create their own bursary scheme, in order to support up-and-coming writers, dancers, artists, musicians and theatre-makers across the country.
Kapoor commented: "At a time when the arts are under threat from poor national strategy and cultural institutions globally are suffering as a result of the pandemic, it is vital to publicly demonstrate our commitment to artists and arts organisations. Sky Arts is now free to view for all. This new platform allows people all over the country to access educational and challenging arts programming. As Sky Arts visual arts Ambassador I hope to help younger artists find a platform to challenge and inspire us to new content, meaning and poetic ambition."
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