From 2019-2022, Action Hero awarded a series ‘fellowships’ to mid-career artists who we think are brilliant. These fellowship were funded via the company’s status as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, 2018-2023. The fellowship was a package of support that included £6k in no-strings-attached cash, mentoring, access to our studio and archive, and advocacy amongst our networks. 

We started the fellowships as a way of continuing the peer-to-peer support that has been at the centre of our practice, but in a more structured way. As one of only a handful of artist-led organisations in the National Portfolio at that time, we were keen to recycle some of our funding success into the artist-led communities in which we operate, and which have provided a lot of support to us over the years.

2021-22 Fellowships:
Alexandrina Hemsley/Yewande 103
Adam York Gregory & Gillian Lees

2020-21 Fellowships:
Ray Young
Figs in Wigs

2019 Fellowship:
Kit Hall

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Figs in Wigs, 20-21 fellowship artists

︎︎︎ Adam and Gillian
︎︎︎ Alexandrina Hemsley
︎︎︎ Ray Young
︎︎︎ Figs in Wigs
︎︎︎ Kit Hall


photos of Katherine Hall by Marcus Cawrey, Figs in Wigs by Rosie Collins, Rachael Young by Marcus Hessenberg, Alexandrina Hemsley and Adam & Gillian.