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    Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries, 2018. Image: Outroslide Photography
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    Image: Tim Dickeson, 2019. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-22

Are you a leading arts or cultural organisation looking to support the next generation of outstanding artistic and creative talent, and tackle socio-economic diversity and inclusion in the arts?

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 programme provides a step-change opportunity for talent from socio-economic backgrounds that are currently under-represented across the arts to develop and thrive. The programme works in partnership with 50 Host organisations to create 50 paid, year-long creative Fellowships to expand their capacity for artistic production and take part in an 18-month Organisational Change programme.

Host application deadline: 5pm, 30 Jan 2020
Fellow recruitment: May – June 2020
Fellowships: Sept 2020 – Sept 2021

Fair access to working in the arts and cultural sector remains an urgent issue, with those from lower socio-economic backgrounds* still significantly under-represented amongst the artists and employees of UK theatres, festivals, galleries and arts organisations of all kinds*.

We commissioned Dr Dave O’Brien, Chancellor’s Fellow in Cultural Studies at the University of Edinburgh, to write Thinking about Social Mobility, a briefing paper for the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme to help us understand how our programme might have more impact. It gives evidence of the wider issues, challenges and barriers facing those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and provides insights into the rationale behind some of the design of the programme.

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme is dedicated to supporting outstanding early-career artists, curators, producers and creatives to thrive, and working in partnership with leading arts and cultural organisations to discover how an inclusive, intersectional approach to recruitment, talent development and organisational change can future-proof their mission.


Os hoffech chi ddarllen y canllaw ac ymgeisio yn Gymraeg, dilynwch y ddolen hon i’r holl ddeunyddiau perthnasol ac i gael cyngor am sut i wneud cais.