These bursaries aim to:

  • support artists’ practice and encourage experimentation
  • provide small awards with the potential to make significant developmental changes
  • provide the opportunity for artists to define their own outcome
  • provide an opportunity for successful artists to discuss their practice with a peer group and the Jerwood Visual Arts team

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

The 10 bursaries will be selected on the following criteria:

  • The development impact that the opportunity will have on an artist’s practice
  • The feasibility of the project within the budget
  • The need for the activity – would it happen otherwise?
  • 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.

  • Applications from artists whose practice is not primarily in the visual arts.
  • Applications seeking match funding, or which are conceived of as a small part of a larger grant application or project
  • Projects which are already programmed and are simply seeking production funding
  • Applications from or for the benefit of visual arts organisations or their programmes
  • Artists not resident in the UK
  • Applications from anyone who is still in full time education or vocational training
  • General production or touring costs
  • General course fees or associated costs of formal education
  • Applications solely for the purpose of purchasing equipment or materials, though this may be a part of an application
  • Retrospective activity (i.e. activity that has or will have already taken place before the end of the decision making process). Eligible activity must not begin before 1 February 2018

Yes, Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursaries is open to all artists currently resident in the UK regardless of where they were born.

Artist will be notified by 22 February 2018 if they have been selected.

Images: check that each of your image files are 500kb or less and that they are the accepted file types (either JPG, TIFF, or PNG.) CV and Statement: check that your CV and statement are either Microsoft Word docs, RTF files or similar, or that they are pdf’s, and that they have the appropriate suffix, ie: .doc, .docx, pdf, .txt, or .rtf. If you still encounter problems, please contact Parker Harris or 01372 462190.

Help & Support

Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris:

01372 462190(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

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