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Jerwood Makers Open 2015

Deadline for proposals 5 pm Tuesday 4 November 2014 

An opportunity for artists and collaborative practices working across craft and design disciplines. 

On offer are five awards of £7,500 and support to develop new work over a period of six months, for exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space and on tour nationally. The awards will be made by and independent selection panel: 

  • Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts magazine
  • Isobel Dennis, Director of New Designers
  • Michael Marriott, product designer and curator

This opportunity promotes the significance of making and materials within the contemporary visual arts and 2015 is its fifth edition. It offers artists, makers and designers at the early stages of their careers an opportunity to develop their creative ideas independently of specific commissioning structures.

The award proudly focusses on making and material. It seeks to support exceptional skill and imagination within what are traditionally described as the applied arts, looking broadly at how contemporary artists are defining or challenging such boundaries. The Jerwood Visual Arts team provides significant developmental support to selected artists where needed, working alongside the curatorial and logistical development of each idea.

For further information and to apply please click here.