© Silvia Rosi, Self Portrait As My Mother, originally commissioned through the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, 2019

Are you an artist working with photography who is interested in applying to the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards?

Do you want to know what previous awardees have learnt from the process of applying and creating their commissions?

We’ve invited two awardees from previous editions to share their experiences and offer a candid insight for artists who are thinking about applying this year. Alejandra Carles Tolra (Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2) and Silvia Rosi (Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 3) will reflect on the application and selection process, the reality of creating their commissions and the impact of the award on their practice.

Join us on Tuesday 20 April from 1pm-2pm.

The artists will be joined by Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts, Jerwood Arts and Julia Bunnemann, Curator, Photoworks who will be on the selection panel for the fourth edition of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.

The artists will be sharing their thoughts and top tips for applying and answering your questions.

You can submit questions to the artists and selectors on the Eventbrite registration page for this event or email your question to gallery@jerwoodarts.org before 7 April 2021.

This online event is free but booking is required:


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What are the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards?

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 fourth 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 Photoworksand Jerwood Artsto create new work over a 12-month period.

Application is free, the deadline is 10am on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Find out more and apply, here.


The event will be available to stream with English language captions on Youtube at 1pm, Tuesday 20 March 2021 and will be approximately 60 minutes long. Register via Eventbrite to receive the link directly to your inbox an hour before we start the broadcast, here.


We want to make sure that our online events programme is welcoming and accessible. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support you to virtually attend and enjoy this online event or have any feedback on the accessibility of our work. You can contact gallery@jerwoodarts.org or telephone +44 (0)7944 903 976. Learn more about the access support available, here.

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