A commissioning initiative offering time, curatorial advice and logistical back up for early-career makers to develop their ideas and further their practice.
Jerwood Makers Open is a biennial opportunity encouraging ambitious and/or radical proposals from UK-based makers and collaborators within 10 years of beginning their practice. Launched in 2010, it focuses on makers and making supporting work in a diverse range of materials and progressive practices including, but not limited to: glass, metal, wood, paper, textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery.
Five artists will be selected through this national open call and each receive £8,000 to create new works for a national touring exhibition.
Selectors: Rana Begum, artist; Grace Wales Bonner, fashion designer; Alun Graves, Senior Curator at the V&A; Tanya Harrod, writer and independent design historian; and Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.