Many Congratulations to Joshua Ford, a graduate student of Arts Management at LIPA, the Liverpool School for Performing Arts, who has won the 2019 Anthony Field Producer Prize.
The prize has been awarded annually since 2014. It was created by LIPA’s Founder and continuing CEO, Mark Featherstone-Witty, to honour the memory of my late friend and colleague Anthony Field.
Anthony Field pioneered arts management training in the 1960s in the UK and in America, and worked for decades as Finance Director of the Arts Council of Great Britain. As well as this, he was a successful producer himself, with over 300 shows to his name. Aside from this, he was the driving force behind the fundraising to establish LIPA and to realise Sir Paul McCartney’s dream to see his old school reborn as a hub of arts excellence. LIPA is now rated one of the UK’s top 20 universities.
The Anthony Field Producer Prize is awarded annually for excellence shown by an emerging producer, and Joshua is a worthy winner.
Congratulations Joshua! Remember the name, folks!