£37,500 Jerwood Makers Open competition in final call for artist proposals

By Culture24 Reporter | 03 November 2011
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A photo of multicoloured blocks on white benches inside a gallery
Emmanuel Boos, Cobblestones (2009 onwards), from the 2011 Jerwood competition
© Tomas Rydin
Artists across the UK have been given a final call for entries to the £37,500 Jerwood Makers Open, the prize and exhibition for graduate and newly-established makers.

The award, which succeeds previous incarnations the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize and Jerwood Contemporary Makers, will give five applied artists £7,500 each for a finished work to be shown at the Jerwood Visual Arts space in London in July 2012. The display will then tour nationally.

"Jerwood Makers Open is a fantastic opportunity for artists at the early stages of their careers to really develop their creative ideas and push their practice to the next level," said Shonagh Manson, of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

"I am am excited to see which artists are chosen to rise to this creative challenge."

A judging panel made up of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art curator James Beighton, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Lauren Parker and the Royal College of Art’s Felicity Aylieff will pick the lucky winners.

Entrants have until Monday (November 7 2011) to submit their proposal. Selected artists must be a UK resident and have graduated or set up their practice within the past ten years, and the finalists are expected to be announced in January 2012.

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