unAwards Recipients 2024

When we became a grant-giving organisation, we committed to giving £25,000 directly to artists.

We had over 50 applications for our 3 different awards, which meant that figuring out our recipients was no mean feat. We had a creative council of artists, producers and arts leaders who read the applications and ultimately determined who we were going to fund. So, without further ado, here are our 2024 unAwards recipients!

Starting Out (grants up to £2,500)

  Part of the Main champion emerging artists & create new writing that is political, provocative, and accessible. They were a Pleasance London Associate Company 20222024, a Drayton Arms Resident Company 20182019, and winners of VAULT Festivals Excellence in Accessibility Award 2023. Their work has been nominated for Off West End Awards three times, shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence, & finalist for the LET Award.

Part of the Main are using their Starting Out fund to purchase their own audio description equipment to further the accessibility for their work for blind and visually impaired audiences.



Hidden Keileon  is a multidisciplinary artistled collective. As part of the community of migrant and queer people, they work with their community to imagine futures with justice and freedom for all, by dreaming up and leading multidisciplinary, lifeaffirming cultural projects.

Hidden Keileon are using their funding to buy technical equipment to develop their creative practice and make themselves more financially sustainable.

unLab (grants up to £5,000)

unLock (Grant up to £10,000)