Our Funding

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting outstanding UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. We collaborate with organisations across art forms to imagine a more sustainable sector. Our programmes provide transformative opportunities for early-career individuals through awards, fellowships and commissions, and we present exhibitions in our gallery in London and on tour nationally.

Our mission is to identify and nourish the next generation of artists across art forms with exceptional potential to develop their practices on their own terms with integrity. We therefore focus our funding on high-profile, sector-changing and career-making opportunities that respond to the needs of independent artists across the UK.

We do this in three ways: by supporting organisations to run sector-leading artist development programmes that support outstanding early-career artists; by working in partnership to design, create and deliver unique awards and fellowships; and by funding individuals directly.

You can read more about our values and commitment to access, diversity and inclusion here.

You can read more about our approach to funding here.

For Organisations

Jerwood Developing Artists Fund provides grants for organisations to deliver sector-leading early-career artist development programmes in all art forms. Find out more about current programmes here. Find out more about the fund and the expression of interest process here.

Awards and Fellowships are specialist programmes run by Jerwood Arts and/or in partnership with organisations. These include Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships and Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries. Find out more about current Awards and Fellowships here.

If you are an organisation that would like to collaborate on one of our existing initiatives or have a sector-changing, high-profile idea you would like to talk to us about, then email us at info@jerwoodarts.org.

For Individuals

Jerwood Developing Artists Fund programmes supported by us offer exceptional opportunities for early-career artists, curators and producers, delivered by organisations with the capacity and know how to help individuals to develop new skills, ideas and work. Please see our current programmes here and apply to the call for entries when they are open here.

If you have any questions about them, please contact the lead organisation directly as they will be best placed to answer your questions. The Jerwood Developing Artist Fund programmes are the main way in which we support individuals.

Awards and Fellowships are specialist programmes run by Jerwood Arts and/or in partnership with arts organisations. They include Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships and Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries. Please see our current programmes here and apply to the opportunities when they are open here.

Artists, curators and producers who have completed a Jerwood Developing Artists Fund programme or received one of our Awards or Fellowships are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £10k, designed to support these individuals’ next steps as they plan a new self-directed project.

 

 

The majority of our funding is offered through specific opportunities as calls for entries that appear on this page when they are open for applications. Please sign up to our newsletter to hear about new opportunities when they are announced.

We have signed up to IVAR’s eight commitments to being an Open and Trusting Grant Maker. To fulfil this commitment, we aim to be transparent about how we fund, publishing guidance and deadlines for all of our opportunities, and offering advice and support for those interested in applying. We are aware that demand for our opportunities is extremely high and will always aim to be clear, responsive and helpful to recognise and reduce the time and effort that goes into applying to us for support.

We pride ourselves on being a learning organisation and welcome feedback at any time. Please email info@jerwoodarts.org.

We regret that we cannot support requests for funding made outside one of our calls for entries.