Selectors have now been announced for this year’s Jerwood Makers Open; a commissioning initiative offering time, curatorial advice and logistical back up for early-career makers to develop their ideas and further their practice. Rana Begum, artist; Grace Wales Bonner, fashion designer; Alun Graves, Senior Curator at the V&A; Tanya Harrod, writer and independent design historian; and Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts, will make up the deciding team.
Jerwood Visual Arts is a national programme supporting visual arts practice, through which Jerwood Charitable Foundation works with early career artists to commission and present new work. Artist opportunities run throughout the year alongside a programme of related exhibitions, events and commissioned writing, taking place online, in London and across the UK.
Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open creates a space in which to recognise and promote the significance of making practice within contemporary visual arts. It offers skilful makers at the early stages of their careers an opportunity to develop their creative ideas independently of specific commissioning structures, and with substantial curatorial support. This year’s submissions are already open, and a total of five makers will be selected for the prize of £8,000 each.
The closing date for submissions is September 24th, so spread the word.