Jerwood / Photoworks Awards 2015

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 Open Call

Three winners will be awarded £5000 each to support the making of new work whilst taking part in an unprecedented mentoring opportunity, with access to a pool of established and desirable mentors throughout their development year.

The programme will culminate in a group exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, London, with a subsequent exhibition tour in the UK.

The Awards are open to UK based art practitioners using photography who are within ten years of graduating or establishing their practice. Shortlisted artists will be interviewed by an influential panel of five judges, who will make the three Awards.


The deadline for submissions was 5pm Monday 1 December 2014.

Submissions for the 2015 Jerwood/Photoworks Awards have now closed 

We’ve received a huge number of applications and thank all those who have applied.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual feedback on applications.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified by Monday 8 December 2014. Interviews will take place on Thursday 11 December in London the JPA15 Awardees will be announced in January 2015.


The panelists

Celia Davies, Director, Photoworks
Shonagh Manson, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Broomberg & Chanarin, artists
Lucy Moore, Director, Claire de Rouen Books

Who is it for?

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are open to all art practitioners using photography. Moving image work is not eligible for the Awards.

You need not be a British National to apply, but applicants must be resident in the UK.

There is no age limitation and no requirement for art school or university education. Applicants will be expected to be within ten years of establishing their practice or graduating.

What are we looking for?

We will be looking for strong ideas for new work that draw on the open opportunity for research and new approaches to photography; we are not necessarily looking for ‘ready for production’ projects. We would like to hear about the idea you wish to develop, about how this Award and the access to mentoring support could uniquely help you achieve that, and how you perceive it could benefit your practice and development.

How to apply:

Applicants are required to submit:

• A written proposal of no more than 600 words detailing; the idea you would like to develop with this Award; how this Award would uniquely help you to achieve that; and how you perceive the opportunity could benefit your practice and development.

• A Dropbox link to your work. You can submit up to 10 images from a body of work, which does not have to be a single project.

• A CV of no more than three pages. Please include this is in the link to your Dropbox folder.

• A submission fee of £10.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm Monday 1 December 2014.

Submissions for the 2015 Jerwood / Photoworks Awards have now closed 

Selection process

In considering proposals, the panel will debate what they consider to be outstanding and original practice across photography, and will explore this through their selection. They will also consider how this particular opportunity may catalyse positive developments to the selected artists’ practice and profile.

The panel will review all proposals, and from this will select a shortlist who will be invited to be interviewed by the panel. Those shortlisted for interview will receive comments from the panel in advance of the interview, and should be prepared to respond to the panel’s comments or queries at the interview.

Three Awards will be made and the successful artists will be notified by 6 December. Comments from the panel at the first round stage will only be passed on to those shortlisted for interview; we regret that it is not possible to offer feedback to all applicants.

Key Dates

Deadline: 5pm Monday 1 December 2014.
Artists informed of result of application: 5 December 2014
Shortlisted artists to be available for interviews: week commencing 8 December 2014
Selected artists notified: 15 December 2014

Selected artists announced: January 2015
Mentoring period: January to December 2015
Making period: January to October 2015
Exhibition at Jerwood Space: November to December 2015
Exhibition tour: 2016

FAQs

How can I enter?

To submit your work to the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards you will need to complete an online submission form.

You will also be taken to Paypal where you will be required to pay a £10 submission fee.

Please see the information above for further guidance on what is required for submission.

If you are unable to make your application online, please contact Photoworks on 01273 643908 projects@photoworks.org.uk

What can I submit?

We are looking for strong ideas that draw on the open opportunity for research and new approaches to photography that the project will provide.

Images must be in a readable format (jpeg, tiff etc).

You can submit no more than 10 images. These may be from a body of work, which does not have to be a single project.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are open to all art practitioners using photography.

You need not be a British National to apply, but applicants must be resident in the UK.

There is no age limitation and no requirement for art school or university education. Applicants will be expected to be within ten years of establishing their practice or graduating.

You may only apply once.

When is the submission deadline?

All submissions must be made before 5pm Monday 1 December, 2014 through the Photoworks website. If you are unable to make your application online, please contact Photoworks on 01273 643908

When will the winners be announced?

The selected artists will be announced in January 2015.

Who is the programme run by?

The new national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks, with support from Arts Council England. They are presented as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, in London and on tour nationally. It is anticipated that the Awards will be presented every two years.

Related project: Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards is a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks, supported by Arts Council England.

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