Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

Call for Entries

The application portal is now closed.

If you have applied, you can expect to hear back from us by 18 June 2021. All longlisted applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 16 July 2021. All shortlisted applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 27 July 2021.

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards is a major commissioning opportunity supporting early-career artists working with photography to make new work and significantly develop their practice. They particularly seek to encourage artists exploring new approaches to photography.

Now in their fourth edition, the Awards are for UK-based artists who are between one and ten years into their practice to realise ambitious new works for a national touring exhibition.

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

  • £10,000 artist fee
  • £5,000 production budget
  • Access to a £5,000 printing budget from print partner Spectrum Photographic
  • Mentoring support from a high-profile international pool of experts for at least 12-months
  • Curatorial support from Jerwood Arts and Photoworks
  • A two-person exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Arts programme at Jerwood Space (from October 2022)
  • A UK touring exhibition

The full value of each award package is £32,000

The Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Arts and Photoworks, supported by Spectrum Photographic. Previous recipients have included Silvia Rosi, Theo Simpson, Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin, Lua Ribeira, Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova.

An FAQ for applicants is available to read here.

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Find out more about the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards here.