Jerwood Bursaries 2020-2021

Jerwood Bursaries provided funding to help artists explore and develop their next steps, whether through supporting skills and knowledge development and/or supporting the first stage development of a new idea.

We want artists to pursue their interests independently and on their own terms. This might include funding opportunities to network, find new partners for collaboration, receive mentoring or take part in training, conferences and workshops. It supports the first stages of development of a new idea through research and development, experimenting, drafting or workshopping. It supports any combination of these, and anything else that the artist believes will help them learn, grow and take control of the development of their artistic practice and career, and/or help kick start the creation of new work where an outcome is unknown.

Jerwood Bursaries, for artists with one to 10 years’ professional experience

The selected artists in this round of the Jerwood Bursaries are: Adam Carver, Adam Moore, Alba Colomo, Alicia Reyes McNamara, Chris Alton, Elle Chante, Emma Baker, Esther Cann, Evar Hussayni, Gordon Douglas, Hugh Malyon, Jacqueline Holt, Kasra Jalilipour, Kirsty Russell, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Niya B, Rebecca Bellantoni, Rebekah Ubuntu, Rhiann Jeffrey, Robyn Haddon, Rose Sergent, Savinder Bual, Shamica Ruddock, Siana Bangura, Sophie Hoyle, Sophie Lee, Taylor Le Melle, The Department of Feminist Conversations, Ugonna Hosten, and Zakia Carpenter-Hall.

Submissions for the Jerwood Bursaries were reviewed by Jerwood Arts’ staff and Artist Advisers, before the final decisions were made by a selection panel comprising: Nicola Singh, independent artist; and Jerwood Arts staff – Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jon Opie, Deputy Director, Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts, and Sarah Gibbon, Project Manager.

Savinder Bual, The Pineapple Project, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist