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 including the Almeida Theatre, National Theatre, Young Vic and The Sixteen, and on training initiatives – 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

21 June 2024

Ground-breaking partnership between The Sixteen and the Genesis Foundation has now supported over 300 young singers  The Sixteen is pleased to reveal the names of the 22 young singers who will join Genesis Sixteen’s 14th cohort this autumn, as well…

29 April 2024

On Tuesday 14 May the Almeida Theatre will host the latest Genesis Conversation, Playwriting Today: The Hard Questions, a live panel discussion asking the tough questions facing playwrights both present and future. Genesis Conversations is a series of free discussions,…

16 April 2024

The 2024 Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Annie Kershaw will direct Girl in the Machine by award-winning playwright Stef Smith at the Young Vic this Autumn.   “The gap is getting smaller between the human and the hardware.”    A story of…

27 March 2024 Nancy Medina, Artistic Director at Bristol Old Vic, has been awarded the 2024 Genesis Foundation Prize. The Genesis Foundation Prize recognises an outstanding mentor of artistic talent whose work has effected real change in the practice and careers of…

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