Genesis Foundation

The Genesis Foundation was founded by John Studzinski and has supported thousands of artists in their career development since 2001. Through its partnership model, it provides opportunities for talented artists, principally in theatre and music. 

The Foundation’s focus is on partnerships with leading arts organisations such as the Almeida Theatre, National Theatre, Young Vic and The Sixteen, and on training initiatives – such as the Genesis Theatre Design programme, and the Genesis Future Curators programme at the Royal Academy of Arts – that equip emerging artists for life as a creative professional. 


Latest News

29 February 2024

(c) Daniel Sutka, Ruth Crafer, YellowBaby The Young Vic Theatre has announced its casting for The Earthworks directed by Andrea Ling, the 2023 Genesis Future Directors Award recipient. Written by Olivier Award winner Tom Morton-Smith (My Neighbour Totoro, Oppenheimer at…

13 February 2024 Genesis Almeida Playwright Kendall Feaver’s Alma Mater has been announced as part of the Almeida Theatre’s 2024 season. This new play directed by Polly Findlay (Assassins, Chichester Festival theatre; Beginning, National Theatre) and starring Phoebe Campbell (House of the…

8 February 2024

(c) Giorgia Young Annie Kershaw is the recipient of the 2024 Genesis Future Directors Award, a highly sought after professional training opportunity at the Young Vic that enables early-career artists to direct a production at the theatre.  Annie is currently…

10 October 2023

George Turvey, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Papatango Theatre Company and winner of the 2022 Genesis Foundation Prize, is using part of his Genesis prize money to commission a short film to celebrate 15 years of the Papatango New Writing…

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