A commissioning initiative offering time, curatorial advice and logistical back up for early-career makers to develop their ideas and further their practice.
Jerwood Makers Open is a biennial opportunity encouraging ambitious and/or radical proposals from UK-based makers and collaborators within 10 years of beginning their practice. Launched in 2010, it focuses on makers and making supporting work in a diverse range of materials and progressive practices including, but not limited to: glass, metal, wood, paper, textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery.
Five artists were selected through this national open call and each receive £8,000 to create new works for a national touring exhibition.
Selectors: Rana Begum, artist; Grace Wales Bonner, fashion designer; Alun Graves, Senior Curator at the V&A; Tanya Harrod, writer and independent design historian; and Sarah Williams, Head of Visual Arts, Jerwood Arts.
Want to hear more about Jerwood Makers Open? Hear artists Jasleen Kaur and Matthew Raw talk about their experiences of being selected for the 2015 edition and their commissioned works ‘Marbled Busts’ and ‘The Shifting Spirit’ here.