Jerwood Arts - UK

Jerwood New Work Fund




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.

It aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the creative process and take risks that lead to the development of unique new works destined to connect with a public audience.

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:

artistic research
making and creation
project development
R&D processes
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


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