SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM THE GENESIS FOUNDATION
John Studzinski was honoured with the 2017 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for his work with the Genesis Foundation in nurturing young artists. Read more about it here.
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond opened at the British Museum to five-star reviews. The powerful exhibition, sponsored by the Genesis Foundation, is the latest in a long-standing collaboration between the Genesis Foundation, the British Museum and its former Director Neil MacGregor. Click here to book tickets.
The 5-star recording of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater, commissioned by the Genesis Foundation, was Gramophone Magazine’s Recording of the Month and Editor’s Choice. It reached number 7 on the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart Top 50 and was awarded the Diapason d’Or for Musique Chorale (Choral Music). Purchase the album here.
The Genesis Foundation announced a new partnership with the National Theatre: the Genesis Music Theatre Group. This is a key project within the National Theatre’s New Work Department and builds on Rufus Norris’s ambition to put the development of new music theatre at the centre of the NT’s work under his tenure. Read more about the project here.
The new Genesis LAMDA Network pairs Professional Acting and Production & Technical Arts students with a graduate mentor to support them as they complete their training and enter their first year in the industry. Read about the pilot year of the scheme here.
Genesis Future Directors Award 2017 winners Lucy Skilbeck and Nancy Medina directed two plays at the Young Vic’s Clare studio to outstanding audience reactions. Chekhov’s comedies The Bear/The Proposal and Yellowman, a harrowing Pulitzer Prize nominated play. Read more about the Foundation’s partnership with the Young Vic here.
The Genesis Foundation celebrated 20 years support for Elyse Dodgson’s International Playwrights’ programme at the Royal Court Theatre, during which time hundreds of writers from more than 70 countries have had their work read, developed and produced in 40 languages.