"An independent foundation"

supporting radical artists making work with a conscience

About us

The Future’s Venture Foundation was established in 2015 to support the work of artists making radical work with an ethical focus. The Foundation is endowed by the closure of Lanternhouse in 2012.


The work of the Foundation is based on principles agreed at the first meeting of Trustees in 2015. This manifesto forms the ethical basis of all our decisions. Awards are only given to work that clearly supports the ethical and environmental ethos of the Foundation.


Please note that we only accept applications from artists who have been nominated directly by one of our Trustees.