The Jerwood New Work Fund provides funding for the research, development, creation, production and dissemination of new work, with a focus on developing artistic practice.
This fund is focused on the initial creation process, but can support the full artistic cycle from the initial idea through to presentation. As with all our work, the priority is to support artists, curators and/or producers’ professional development, so we expect all proposals to demonstrate a significant step-change in their practice and/or career growth. We are comfortable not knowing what the outcome might be at the application stage.
We particularly welcome applications for:
innovative research and development processes
diverse cross-art form investigations
new collaborations and/or cross-art form partnerships
new work on a new scale for the applicant(s)
new work outside institutional contexts
new work that challenges existing practices
We look forward to being surprised and challenged.
What can you apply for?
You can apply for between £5,000 and £25,000 for:
making and creation
production, presentation and dissemination
We will not fund applications that focus solely on public outcomes and do not include significant artistic development and learning process for the artists involved.
Timeframes and deadlines for 2019
Guidance for Jerwood New Work Fund published: 23 January 2019
Fund opens for applications: 4 March 2019
Advice sessions (by appointment*): 16 May 2019
Applications must be received by: 5pm, 3 June 2019
Decisions will be communicated by: 27 July 2019
Across all our activity, individuals receiving our support must be:
practising artists, curators and/or producers
within the first ten years of starting a professional practice (see FAQ for details)
willing to be bold and take risks
living and working in the UK and committed to making a positive contribution to the UK arts sector
outside formal education
In addition for the Jerwood New Work Fund, you can apply if you are:
an individual artist, curator or producer
a member of a group of artists, curators and/or producers, the majority of whom are within the first ten years of establishing their practice
an artist-led organisation and the majority of lead artists, curators and/or producers are within the first ten years of establishing their practice
Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Jerwood Arts), or call +44 (0)20 7261 0279, or visit https://jerwoodarts.org/opportunities/new-work-fund/
The deadline is Monday 03 June 2019 at 17:00.