CCA x Jerwood = Supports

CCA Derry~Londonderry

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is a two-year development programme for early-career artists in Northern Ireland. It expands upon CCA’s previous activity supporting artists and fills the current gap in provision across NI. This programme includes a combination of short training courses, mentoring, crits, surgeries, application feedback, and other resources. It provides access support for artists that need it to reduce barriers to participation, and CCA will be creating paid opportunities for artists to make experimental ideas a reality and to take risks. The programme aims to raise ambition, confidence, skills, opportunities and profiles across NI and beyond, nurturing the current and future generations of artists.

Throughout the programme CCA will be undertaking research and development, scoping the current provision available for artists in the north. They will be talking to artists about their realities and needs to help shape longer-term artist support in their region as well as feeding into NI-wide strategies.

“We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious Jerwood Developing Artists programme. This fund is vital in enabling us to build upon our previous work supporting artists and significantly expand our activity at a time of urgent need for artists in the north. We hope this fund will boost the careers not only of artists working today, but future generations too through much-needed, research and development that will feed into NI-wide strategies.” – Catherine Hemelryk, Director of CCA.

Opening for applications: January 2023

Find out more about the programme here.

CCA Derry~Londonderry façade viewed from the historic city walls. Photographer Hanna Davis & CCA Derry~Londonderry