Jerwood Arts Press Release Announcing the 1:1 FUND
07 September 2021
Today, 7 September, we launch a new fund offering awards of £2,000 to support 35 pairings of independent early-career artists, curators and producers from across disciplines to connect, develop their practice and generate new ideas.
The 1:1 FUND offers awards for two early-career practitioners working in literature, music, performing, visual and contemporary arts to strengthen existing or start new collaborations after the isolating impact of Covid-19.
It will benefit 70-80 individuals in total working together collaboratively
Application is free.
Deadline is 12pm, Monday 4 October.
Full guidance and the application form are available here.
The 1:1 FUND has been developed in response to feedback from applicants and artists, curators and producers we have supported over the past 18 months. This suggested the pandemic has made collaborating harder than ever, especially in real life, whilst highlighting the energy and inspiration created by strong creative networks and peer support. We also heard that chances for individuals to work together in a supported way, without the pressure to produce new works or find match funding, are increasingly rare.
As a funder that creates imaginative opportunities that provide transformative support for early-career artists, we hope the 1:1 FUND will build the confidence of early-career practitioners and open the door for future projects by supporting new and existing collaborations to exchange ideas, skills-share, research together and generate new ideas.
Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. We enable transformative opportunities for individuals across art forms, supporting imaginative awards, fellowships, programmes, commissions and collaborations. We present new work and bring people from across the arts together in the galleries at Jerwood Space, London, across the UK and online. jerwoodarts.org