Organised by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, art competition titled 7th Jerwood Makers Open 2019 is a biennial opportunity and seeks to support exceptional skill and imagination in what are traditionally described as the applied arts.
Jerwood Makers Open has established itself as one of the best regarded opportunities for makers in the craft calendar encouraging ambitious and/or radical proposals. The award and exhibition freely allow makers to develop their creative ideas and further their practice independently of specific commissioning structures.
Jerwood Charitable Foundation invites ambitious proposals from outstanding early-career makers, applied artists and designers, including collaborators, who are working anywhere in the UK and are within 10 years of beginning a practice.
Applicants may be working in a diverse range of materials and progressive making practices including, but not limited to, glass, metal, wood, paper, textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery. The selection panel will consider how this opportunity might enable the five selected artists to crystallise current or new research, focus their practice and realise a new idea which might not be possible without such support.
The resulting work will be shown in a group exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space in London next summer, before touring across the UK.
There is an application fee of £10, which contributes to the cost of managing the submissions process.
Who can participate? ⇣
The 7th Jerwood Makers Open 2019 is open to all artists and designers, including collaborators, who are working anywhere in the UK and are within 10 years of beginning a practice.