Writer in Residence 2017

Submissions now closed

The Writer in Residence programme provides valuable, paid, publishing opportunities online and in print for outstanding arts writers. It invites resident writers to engage with the programme as they choose and with the aim of publishing thoughts and essays that open up wider contextual debate surrounding the issues and themes explored through Jerwood Visual Arts’ projects. This writing provides featured artists with much-valued critical reflection and context on their work and exhibitions.

We are currently seeking applications for the second residency of 2017, running from June – December 2017. The writer will respond to the following exhibitions, which include two new Project Space commissions:

Project Space: Ryan Moule
22 May – 26 August 2017

Jerwood Makers Open 2017
Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolaños-Durman, and Jessica Harrison
28 June – 27 August 2017

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017
13 September – 22 October 2017

Project Space: TBC
11 September – 9 December 2017

8 November – 10 December 2017

The successful Writer in Residence applicant will receive an award of £1125 (inclusive).

How to apply:

Please email the following items to jva@jerwoodspace.co.uk with ‘Writer in Residence’ as the subject.

– CV (PDF format)
– Two examples of your writing (no more than 500 words)
– Links to any further work published online

– A short proposal outlining how you would approach the residency (no longer than one page).

Meetings with shortlisted applicants will take place on Monday 5 June 2017