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In response to ongoing COVID-19 developments, our priority over the next period is to support our beneficiaries, grantees and partners affected by the outbreak of Covid-19. We will honour existing grant commitments wherever possible, and ensure that all our contracted commitments to freelancers and independent artists are fulfilled. We have however made the difficult decision to delay the opening for applications of the Jerwood New Work Fund, which had been due to open on 1 April 2020. The current context for making ambitious and extraordinary art works in the UK is changing rapidly, and we feel that it would be unfair to ask applicants to develop project plans - including to secure support and funding from other partners to continue the work beyond our support - at this time when things are so uncertain. Jerwood Arts remains committed to creating opportunities for artists, curators and producers to thrive in challenging times and there will be further updates in due course about this fund and other opportunities we will make that acknowledges the changing landscape of the arts. Further rounds of funding and opportunities we were due to offer in 2020 are now under review pending further government advice, the performance of our investments and sector developments. The latest update on our developing response to the impact of Covid-19 can be found here.