© Joanne Coates, Grouse Moor, Heather Burning, from the series The Lie of the Land, 2022

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a major commissioning opportunity supporting early-career artists working with photography to make new work and significantly develop their practice. They particularly seek to encourage artists exploring new approaches to photography. 

Now in their fifth edition, the Awards are for UK-based artists who are between one and ten years into their practice to realise ambitious new works for a national touring exhibition.  

Two artists will receive a £15,000 award each (comprising £10,000 fee and £5,000 production budget) with a full package of support from Photoworks to create new work over a 12-month period. This includes:   

  • £10,000 artist fee
  • £5,000 production budget
  • Access to a £5,000 printing budget from print partner Spectrum Photographic
  • Mentoring support from a high-profile international pool of experts for at least 12-months
  • Curatorial support from Photoworks 
  • A two-person exhibition in London 
  • A UK touring exhibition including presentations with associated partners Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Barnsley Civic (South Yorkshire) and Street Level Photoworks (Glasgow).

The full value of each award package is £32,000. 

The Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Foundation and Photoworks, supported by Spectrum Photographic. Previous recipients have included Joanne Coates, Heather Agyepong, Silvia Rosi, Theo Simpson, Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin, Lúa Ribeira, Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenková. 

Find out more about past editions of the awards here.  

Application is free. Deadline to apply 10am, 10 July.


Please find guidance documents below.


We are committed to making our funding accessible and supporting applicants facing barriers to apply. 

An Audio Recording of the application guidance, is available below.

A Large Print version of the application guidance, application form and FAQ are available below.

Q&A: Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 5

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an informal conversation with Photoworks Director Louise Fedotov-Clements, Photoworks Assistant Curator Danit Ariel, and previous Awardee Heather Agyepong for the chance to ask a question or to simply listen and understand if the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are for you!

The recording is available below.

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