LAMDA MishMash Festival receives grant from The Genesis Foundation

The festival is set to debut in 2022

13 May 2021

We’re thrilled that the LAMDA MishMash Festival will debut in 2022, having been postponed last year due to the pandemic. The Genesis Foundation has generously given the festival a kickstart grant of £20,000, which will help to employ nearly 100 freelance creative artists. 

The LAMDA MishMash Festival has been established to provide a new platform for graduates to feel empowered to forge their own careers within the creative skills sector. The festival is set to be a 3-day celebration of self-created work which platforms newly commissioned pieces from a diverse range of artists at every levelApplications for submissions will open later this year.

Emily Carewe said: After an incredibly turbulent year, I'm so excited to be able to head back to LAMDA and finally bring MishMash to life even bigger and better than before. The funding from the Genesis Kickstart Fund has allowed us to restructure the festival to make it not only an exciting platform for artists to take risks, but an opportunity for meaningful employment for a huge range of freelancers, paving the way for platforming self-created work amongst the LAMDA community and beyond.”

LAMDA MishMash Festival is one of 41 grants awarded by The Genesis Foundation for arts projects run by creative freelancers throughout the UK. The £1m Genesis Kickstart Fund was announced last October by the Genesis Foundation, in advance of its 20th anniversary this year. The project has a prestigious Advisory Council of 30 leading figures from the arts, which includes Barbara Broccoli, LAMDA President Benedict Cumberbatch and Grayson Perry. Members of the Advisory Council were invited to nominate artists and organisations to apply, and subsequently reviewed grant applications in accordance with specific objectives and criteria.