Artist Bursaries


Jerwood Visual Arts

Application Now Open. Deadline 9 January, 5pm

10 bursaries providing an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs.

The Artist Bursaries support UK-based artists within 10 years of beginning their practice and are launched in 2016 to mark the 10 year anniversary of Jerwood Visual Arts. They support experimentation and activity that may be hard to find specific funding for elsewhere, specific pieces of work or ideas which may or may not have a tangible outcome. This could be the costs of making new work or exploring a new collaboration, mentoring, professional or skills based training, travel or a combination of these. 10 artists each receive a bursary of £1,000 each alongside mentoring from the Jerwood Visual Arts team and become part of a peer-network, attending facilitated sessions as a group. There is no application fee.

Artists are asked to be ambitious and to demonstrate through a written proposal what the bursary will enable within the development of their work. The selection will be made on the basis of how much developmental impact the opportunity is likely to have on their practice, the feasibility of the project within the given budget and the need for the proposed activity to take place.

Selectors: Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts; Oliver Fuke, Gallery Manager, Jerwood Visual Arts and Alice May Williams, artist and recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016 and a Project Space commission in 2015.

Who can apply?

·        Visual artists who are resident in the UK and have been working for up to 10 years since graduating or setting up a practice

What are the bursaries are able to support?

Research costs for a new project idea or collaboration.
·        The cost of making new work, including time to research or experiment.
·        Mentoring, coaching or professional training.
·        Attendance at festivals/conferences/symposia.
·        Travel costs associated with research or professional development opportunities.

Please note: The above examples are illustrative only. There may be other developmental approaches that you’d be keen to explore. Please state these in your application.

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