Over two decades, Jerwood Arts has been at the forefront of supporting extraordinary, distinctive and visionary artists to develop their practices and create outstanding new work. Our impact has grown from one-off grants and awards to major national partnerships such as Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries, Jerwood Open Forest, Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships, Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open, Jerwood Photoworks Awards, Jerwood FVU Awards and Jerwood Survey.
Our small team are based in an office at Jerwood Space, London and travel extensively to support our work across the UK. Supported by a board of Trustees, we spend around £1.4 million each year (including overheads). Through our partnerships on programmes such as Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries and Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open, our turnover has fluctuated between £1.5-2.5 million in recent years.
We were established in 1999 by Jerwood Foundation to take on and develop project funding activity through an endowment fund of £25 million which was set up in 2005.
Jerwood Arts is the trading name of Jerwood Charity (previously Jerwood Charitable Foundation), and we are a registered UK company and charity.