Major commissioning and exhibiting opportunity for early-career artists, Photoworks & Jerwood Arts

Two artists will receive a £15,000 award each with a full package of support from Photoworks and Jerwood Arts to create new work over a 12-month period.

Deadline: 12th May 2021 10.00am

The Awards are for UK-based artists who have been practising for between one and ten years. Two artists will be chosen by a selection panel including Christine Eyene (Art historian, critic and curator), Sunil Gupta (Photographer), Joy Gregory (Artist), Julia Bunnemann (Curator, Photoworks) and Harriet Cooper (Head of Visual Arts, Jerwood Arts). 

There is no age limit or fee to apply and both organisations particularly seek to encourage artists exploring new approaches to photography. 


The Awards include:

  • £10,000 artists fee  

  • £5,000 production budget 

  • Mentoring support from a high-profile international pool of experts for at least 12-months.

  • Curatorial support from Photoworks and Jerwood Arts (including with Shoair Mavlian and Julia Bunnemann, Photoworks and Harriet Cooper, Jerwood Arts) 

  • A two-person exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Arts programme at Jerwood Space (opening October 2022)

  • A UK touring exhibition in 2023. Previous Jerwood/Photoworks Awards tour partners include Belfast Exposed, Belfast and StreetLevel Photoworks, Glasgow.  

  • A £5,000 printing budget from print partner Spectrum Photographic for the London and UK touring exhibitions.

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02/04/2021 - 12/05/2021
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