- Cherise Adams-Burnett – jazz vocalist and composer
- Layla Allen – clarinettist and educator
- Marcus Alessandrini – dance artist
- Laure Dubanet – dance artist
- Ieva Dubova – pianist and composer
- Chesney Fawkes-Porter – musical theatre podcast creator
- Olivia Fraser – oboist
- Greta Gauhe – choreographer and dancer
- Olivia Graham – singer and composer
- Linn Johansson – feminist theatre maker and facilitator
- Nicolas Jones – trombonist and founder of The Reel Folks
- Rachel Laird – Co-founder of Sliding Doors Collective
- Megan Linnell – singer, composer and arranger
- Mikaela Livadiotis – pianist
- Martha Mitu – violinist and composer
- Ewan Moore – drummer
- Laura Marie O’Connor – musical theatre writer
- Evie Oldham – dance artist
- Calum Perrin – sound artist
- Teresa Skamletz – dance artist
- Shannon Latoyah Simon – classical guitarist, sound healer and multidisciplinary artist
- Monica Tolia – multidisciplinary choreographer and visual artist
- Jessica Walker – choreographer, movement director and dance artist
- Annys Whyatt – theatre-maker
Boosting careers of emerging local artists
TL Ignite provides 24 one-off grants of £750, as well as career support, to south east London creatives who are in the first five years of their careers.
Funded by Higher Education Innovation Fund, TL Ignite is a microgrant scheme specifically designed to reduce the financial barriers for south east London artists entering the performing arts industry and help nurture creative innovation and life-long learning.
“Receiving this award is such an exciting opportunity for me and gives me the means to realise a project I have wanted to create for a very long time. I am looking forward to making new creative relationships with other local artists being able to show and share our work with each other.” – Annys Whyatt
For 2021, Trinity Laban supported 24 emerging local artists develop their expertise and establish sustainable careers, strengthening its ties with the local creative community.
Through seed-funding and a curated programme of knowledge exchange, TL Ignite aims to empower newly graduated and early-career creatives to identify and realise development opportunities, find new ways to connect with audiences, build their networks and monetise their work.
The recipients, who are all in the first five years of their careers, will use the award for project realisation, digital creation and professional development, enabling engagement with local communities and the creation of new work.
“As a world-leading performing arts institution, it is vital that we share our knowledge and expertise with our wider local community to help emerging creative professionals navigate an increasingly challenging arts landscape. TL Ignite provides an opportunity for these emerging artists to enhance their skills, resilience and adaptability so that they can continue to build and contribute to a vibrant post-Covid arts ecology.” – TL Principal Anthony Bowne