A major commission and development initiative for artists making work for a forest context, in partnership with Forestry Commission England and with the further support of Arts Council England.
Jerwood Open Forest is a major commissioning opportunity and development programme for artists within 15 years of beginning their practice, and was launched in 2013. It supports artists working in a forest context, perhaps for the first time, to develop bold, broad-thinking proposals for a £30,000 commission to be realised anywhere within England’s Public Forest Estate, and is selected through a national open call. Five artists each receive a £2,000 research and development fee to develop their proposals, test feasibility and explore potential sites within England’s Public Forest Estate. They also participate in a programme of professional development activities as a peer group, including workshops and advisory sessions alongside one-to-one mentoring sessions and take part in a group exhibition at Jerwood Space. One artist is selected to receive a further commission of £30,000.
Applications are currently closed for this initiative.