Call for entries for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016: ‘Borrowed Time’

The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a major annual opportunity for moving-image artists in the first five years of their practice.

The open application programme invites artists to make proposals for ambitious new works, two of which are selected each year, by a panel of experts. The selected artists will each be given a £20,000 award to create the proposed work over a 10-month period. Each recipient will also receive full production support from FVU, as well as access to the extensive moving-image facilities of University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. Finished works will be exhibited at Jerwood Space, London, and at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (CCA).
 
The call for entry for this third edition of the Awards is now open and takes the theme of ‘Borrowed Time’. Moving-image artists have until 1 pm on 27 March 2015 to submit applications. The selection will be made by a panel of five experts in the field, comprising: Steven Bode, Director of FVU, Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation; Francis McKee, Director of CCA, Glasgow; Marianna Simnett, previous recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Awards and Sam Thorne, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives and former contributing editor to Frieze magazine. 
 
To date the Jerwood/FVU Awards have endowed funds of £112,000 to support eight of the most exciting new talents to emerge on the contemporary art scene: Ed Atkins, Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Anne Haaning, Emma Hart, Naheed Raza, Marianna Simnett and Corin Sworn. On the experience of participating in the Jerwood/FVU Awards, Ed Atkins – previous recipient of the awards, commented:
 
“The Jerwood/FVU Awards appeared at a totally vital point in my career… This glimpse of being taken seriously - the professional collaborative possibilities, the budget, the discursive weight, the deadlines - all of this conjured a sense that my work could matter. Which is a feeling that has grown exponentially, as a direct consequence.”
 
The University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries is generously supporting the awards by providing the artists with access to their wide range of facilities.
 
The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2015: ‘What Will They See of Me?’ will open at Jerwood Space, London from 11 March to 26 April 2015 and at CCA, Glasgow from 30 May to 12 July 2015.

More information can be found at JerwoodFVUawards.com and #JerwoodFVUawards

The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella (FVU) in association with CCA: Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow and University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. FVU is supported by Arts Council England.