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15 February 2021

No.1: Charity and Governance John Studzinski's career has encompassed 40 years in banking and asset management and a passionate commitment to charity and philanthropy – not least as founder of the Genesis Foundation, which turns 20 this year. In the…

11 December 2020

The Genesis Foundation, founded and chaired by John Studzinski, has organised a Christmas concert, to be made available online, to raise money to support arts freelancers for the Genesis Kickstart Fund. The pre-recorded concert is given by Harry Christophers CBE…

11 November 2020

Barbara Broccoli and Grayson Perry announced as special advisers to initiative that includes over 30 leading figures from the arts  £1 million Genesis Kickstart Fund will create future-facing projects for outstanding freelance talent  in the creative sector across the UK  The Genesis Foundation…

14 October 2020

Fund will be steered by a panel of distinguished cultural leaders. It will create future-facing projects for outstanding freelance talent in the creative sector around the UK  The Genesis Foundation, chaired by John Studzinski, announces a new £1mn Kickstart Fund to support…

5 October 2020

Isidora Žebeljan has died at the age of only 54 and I wish that I did not have to believe it. The world has lost a truly original and important composer who wrote music with a very distinctive voice: her…

25 September 2020

This summer, the Genesis Foundation announced the Genesis Covid-19 Artists Fund, a £100,000 rescue fund for freelancers participating in the training programmes run in the foundation’s name by its partner organisations: the Young Vic, The Sixteen, the National Theatre, the…

3 September 2020

Students gather in the RA Schools Library. Photo by Cat Garcia. The Genesis Foundation and the Royal Academy of Arts are delighted to announce an exciting new tool, designed exclusively for graduates of the RA Schools. The Genesis Graduates Network…

17 July 2020

Harry Bradford is a prize-winning conductor and choral director based in London. He recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied for an MMus Degree under Patrick Russill and was awarded both the Sir Thomas Armstrong prize and the…

13 July 2020

The Genesis Foundation today launches a £100k fund for freelance artists and calls for other philanthropists to follow its lead. John Studzinski launches the £100,000 Genesis Covid-19 Artists Fund: https://youtu.be/deTYDMqPmS0 The £100,000 Genesis Covid-19 Artists Fund will provide a lifeline…

10 July 2020

How are you doing? What’s your current confinement situation, who’s on your quaranteam?         I’m very lucky to have a balcony and to be able to easily walk to food shops. This virus is challenging for everyone, but I’m very…

3 July 2020

Genesis Sixteen, The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme for 18-23 year olds, has announced its 10th cohort. Supported by the Genesis Foundation, Genesis Sixteen aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. It is currently in its ninth…

3 July 2020

Anthony Lau spent a year as Laboratory Associate Director at Nuffield Southampton Theatres and trained as a director at LAMDA, on the Young Vic’s Jerwood Assistant Director Programme and at the National Theatre Studio. Credits as Director include The Shadow…

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