Jerwood Makers Open 2015 call for submissions
16 October 2014
Jerwood Makers Open 2015 call for submissions for artists and collaborative practices working across craft and design disciplines closes Tuesday 4th November by 5pm.
Jerwood Makers Open 2015 returns for its fifth year to offer five awards of £7,500 and support to develop new work over a period of six months, for exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space and on tour nationally. The awards will be made by and independent selection panel, including Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts magazine, Isobel Dennis, Director of New Designers, and Michael Marriott, product designer and curator.
This opportunity promotes the significance of making and materials within the contemporary visual arts. It offers artists, makers and designers at the early stages of their careers an opportunity to develop their creative ideas independently of specific commissioning structures.
The award proudly focuses on making and material. It seeks to support exceptional skill and imagination within what are traditionally described as the applied arts, looking broadly at how contemporary artists are defining or challenging such boundaries. The Jerwood Visual Arts team provides significant developmental support to selected artists where needed, working alongside the curatorial and logistical development of each idea.
For further information and to apply please visit: jerwoodvisualarts.org
Image: Hitomi Hosono, Tropical Island Project, Orange Coral Bowl, 2014. Photo: courtesy of the artist.