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

Jerwood Visual Arts 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 year, 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 Visual 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 2016 12 artist bursaries of £1000 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, Raju Rage.

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

Selected artists for the second edition will be announced in March 2018.