Jerwood/Photoworks Awards Open Call

Call for entries still open for the third Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

Deadline: 5 November 2018

Application fees no longer required  

Applications accepted in audio and video formats

All shortlisted artists to receive mentoring from Photoworks


Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks seek proposals from outstanding UK-based artists and photographers using new approaches to photography in their practice, to be considered for the third edition of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.

Two artists will receive £10,000 each and will undergo an extensive and high-profile mentoring programme during a year-long development period. They will also have access to additional production fund as they make a significant body of new work for a two-person exhibition in London in January 2020 as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, with a subsequent UK exhibition tour.

Presented every two years, the Awards are open to arts practitioners using photography who are within 10 years of establishing their practice. There is no age limitation for applicants and there are no requirements for formal education or qualifications. In recognition of the increasing pressures faced by many artists, this edition will not require an application fee. Applicants also have the alternative of submitting a video or audio proposal. Alongside the extensive mentoring programme offered to the two awardees, shortlisted artists will be invited to undertake mentoring with the Photoworks team of expert curators and arts professionals.

The selection panel will include artist, writer and curator Aaron Schuman alongside Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks and Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Two further panellists will be announced.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 5 November 2018.

More information and details of how to apply can be found at photoworks.org.uk and jerwoodvisualarts.org.