Jerwood Painting Fellowships
A new initiative from Jerwood Visual Arts
Call for Entries 2010
Jerwood Painting Fellowships is a new initiative from Jerwood Visual Arts designed to promote and support emerging artists in the field of painting. It follows the critically acclaimed Jerwood Contemporary Painters series, which came to an end earlier this year after a four year run, and previously the Jerwood Painting Prize.
Funded and managed by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, the Jerwood Painting Fellowships are an open submission opportunity open to UK based painters. Artists are invited to apply for the three new Fellowships, which will be awarded to outstanding artists in the first five years of their professional practice.
The three selected artists will each receive a bursary of £10,000 and a six-month period of critical and professional development support from mentors; Paul Bonaventura, Stephen Farthing RA and Chantal Joffe. The mentors will offer feedback on their studio practice and introduce them to a broader professional context for painting.
“We wanted this new initiative to offer more than just financial support to artists. We wanted to design a scheme that get’s to the heart of what it is to be a practicing artist today and provide support for their creative and professional development.“
Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation
During the mentoring period from October 2010 to April 2011, the Fellows will be required to work towards an exhibition of new work within the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, to be curated by the three mentors. The exhibition will take place at Jerwood Space from 11 May – 26 June 2011 before embarking on a tour later in the year.
Closing date for entries: 24 September 2010
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For all enquiries please contact Parker Harris:
T: 01372 462190
The Jerwood Painting Fellowships are part of Jerwood Visual Arts, a major initiative of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Jerwood Visual Arts is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, which then tours nationally. Jerwood Visual Arts aims to promote and celebrate the work of talented emerging artists across the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, applied arts, photography and moving image.
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting emerging artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. The aim of their funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. They work with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts. For more information visit
Paul Bonaventura is a curator and writer who is currently the Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art Studies at the University of Oxford.
Stephen Farthing RA is a painter and currently Rootstein Hopkins Research Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London.
Chantal Joffe is a British artist well known for bringing a combination of insight and integrity to painting.