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Mark Essen, face, face, face, face, face, face, face, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

Jerwood Artists Bursaries

12 bursaries of £1000 each providing an opportunity for artists within 10 years of establishing their practice to define and determine their own development needs, from the costs of making new work or exploring a new collaboration, mentoring, professional to skills based training, travel or a combination of these. 

Now in its second edition, these bursaries support activity which it may be hard to find specific funding for elsewhere, a specific piece of work or idea which may or may not have a tangible outcome. Each selected artist receives mentoring from the Jerwood  Arts team and is part of a peer-network, attending facilitated sessions as a group. 

Applicants are asked to be ambitious and are selected on the basis of how much developmental impact the opportunity is likely to have on their practice, the feasibility of the project within the given budget and the need for the proposed activity to take place.

In 2018 12 artist bursaries of £1000 were awarded to Jessica Ashman, Henry Bradley, Liam Crichton, Freya Dooley, Jamie George, Keira Greene, Jasleen Kaur, Nicole Morris, Milly Peck, Rhea Storr, Mariam Syed and Tom Varley.

Selectors: Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Arts; Oliver Fuke, Gallery Manager, Jerwood Arts; and Katie Schwab, artist.

In 2017 12 artist bursaries of £100 were awarded to Jozs Bitelli, Appau Jnr Boakye- Yiadom, Luke Burton, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Mark Essen, Umama Hamido, Kate Mackeson & Fleur Melbourn, Lydia Ourahmane, Molly Palmer, Morgan Quaintance, Anna Raczynski and Raju Rage.

Selectors: Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Arts; Oliver Fuke, Gallery Manager, Jerwood Arts; and Alice May Williams, artist and recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016: ‘Borrowed Time’ and a Project Space commission in 2015.