Jerwood Makers Open 2017

Jerwood Makers Open 2017

Deirdre Figueiredo, Director of Craftspace, is part of the independent selection panel for the Jerwood Makers Open 2017.

The project is 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 are selected through a national open call and each receive £7,500 to create new works for a national touring exhibition.

Deirdre will be joined on the selection panel by; Skinder Hundal, Chief Executive, New Art Exchange; Geoffrey Mann, artist; Clare Twomey, artist; and Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.

You can apply for the opportunity on the Jerwood website here.

The deadline for submissions for Jerwood Makers Open 2017 is 5pm on Friday 23 September 2016.

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