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 International, formerly Welfare State International, established by John Fox and Sue Gill in the late 60’s. There is a long and proud lineage of radical arts, and this is the bedrock of the foundation today.
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.