Jerwood writer in residence


Writer in Residence

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 9 December 2013.


The writer in residence is an opportunity within the Jerwood Visual Arts programme and is now entering its fourth year. There have been nine writers since January 2011; George Vasey, Morgan Quaintance, Eleanor Nairne, Jessica Lack, Colin Perry, Gareth Evans, Chris Fite-Wassilak, David Trigg and Louisa Elderton.

The writer in residence will work alongside core Jerwood Visual Arts writers, primarily on the blog (see, posting thoughts and essays that open up wider contextual debate surrounding the interests and themes raised in the programme, with a focus on national and international issues and trends.

The blog is managed by Sarah Williams, Jerwood Visual Arts Gallery Manager. Writers will be expected to work from their own base but engage with the programme through meetings, exhibition and event attendance.


Jerwood Visual Arts is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. Jerwood Visual Arts supports and showcases the work of talented emerging artists. It aims to make connections and provoke conversations within and across visual arts disciplines and is a major initiative of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Jerwood Visual Arts launched as a gallery programme at the Frieze Art Fair in 2006 and brought together for the first time the Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s visual arts projects. Today it makes up around a third of the Charitable Foundation’s grant-making activity.

The current programme is comprised of our major touring exhibitions Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Painting Fellowships, Jerwood Open Forest, Jerwood Makers Open and the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards, all of which are selected through national calls for entry, and Jerwood Encounters, a series of one-off, curated exhibitions.

Writers in Residence

Three writers in residence will be selected to cover three writing slots in 2014. Each of these will work across two of the exhibitions at Jerwood Space and will span approximately 4 months. Writers will be asked, as a minimum, to post a blog entry at least once a week.

The first of these opportunities will begin in January and will run until the end of April 2014. The residency will cover the following exhibitions: Jerwood Open Forest (15 January – 23 February) andJerwood / Film and Video Umbrella AwardsWhat Will They See Of Me?: (12 March – 27 April).

More information about the forthcoming programme can be found here:

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