Jerwood Arts 2020/21 applicant and awardee EDI data report

Idol, Jamal Gerald, Transform 19. Image - JMA Photography

Since the beginning of 2019, we have carefully gathered equal opportunities information to better understand who applies to Jerwood Arts’ opportunities, and who does not.

The latest data report covers the period between July 2020 and December 2021, during which we ran seven different opportunities for individual artists, curators and producers to apply to directly: Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open, Jerwood/FVU Awards, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, the Live Work Fund, 1:1 FUND, Writer in Residence and Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships. In total, we received 4,405 applications for these and made 131 awards and grants with an overall success rate of 3%. You can read more about our reflections on this work and models of funding for individuals here.

You can read the report summarising what the data tells us for these 18 months and our progress in implementing fairer and more inclusive practices here.

You can download the data file of anonymised information here.

This is the second data report we have published since 2019. Our applicant and selection data across the 2019/20 and 2020/21 reports now includes almost 7,500 entries. This information helps us to refine our approach to making funds available for individuals, and informs the guidance, marketing and selection choices we make. From it, we can identify areas of under-representation and we can take actions in the future to address this and better support a wide range of individuals to access our work.

We previously published our applicant data in July 2020. We acknowledged that applicant data only told us half the story of who was benefitting from our funding, as we are only able to collect data on individuals who apply to us directly. We are currently working on how to collect appropriate information about beneficiaries we reach through funding organisations in the Development Programme Fund and our exhibitions and events programme.

If you have any questions or feedback on our data and how we use it, please get in touch via [email protected]