JERWOOD FILM AND VIDEO UMBRELLA AWARDS ANNOUNCE THE SECOND EDITION
Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Film and Video Umbrella have announced the continuation of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards, as they launch the second edition of the initiative. These major awards for moving image artists include a bursary and commissioning fund totaling £56,000 as well as production support from Film and Video Umbrella and an exhibition at JVA at Jerwood Space, London.
The second edition will be open to applications from artists who are within five years of graduating or establishing their practice. Information on how to apply will be available in April 2013 on both the Jerwood Visual Arts website and the Film and Video Umbrella website: www.jerwoodvisualarts.org / www.fvu.co.uk
A dedicated panel will select four moving-image artists who will each be awarded a £4,000 bursary to develop pre-production proposals for significant new works and will be supported to take part in a group exhibition at JVA at Jerwood Space. During this exhibition, two of the four artists will be selected to receive a £20,000 commission and support from Film and Video Umbrella to develop their ideas into finished works which will premiere at JVA at Jerwood Space.
This initiative occupies a distinctive place alongside other awards for contemporary moving-image artists. It aims to support outstanding young and emerging talents and focuses on practical, developmental support, in which the nurturing of ideas and expertise is consolidated by substantial production opportunities.
Launched in 2011, the first edition of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards is called Tomorrow Never Knows. It has run over a two year cycle, providing research bursaries and exhibition opportunities to four shortlisted artists in year one. It culminated in the award of two major new moving image commissions in year two, which premiered in the current exhibition Tomorrow Never Knows: Ed Atkins and Naheed Raza at Jerwood Space, London in January 2013. This exhibition, now in its final week, runs until 24 February and tours to CCA, Glasgow from 8 June – 20 July 2013.
Ed Atkins and Naheed Raza, along with shortlisted artists Corin Sworn and Emma Hart, were selected for the first edition of the Awards from more than 50 nominations put forward by respected moving image professionals from across the UK.
The Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards and Tomorrow Never Knows, the first edition of the Awards, are a collaboration between Jerwood Visual Arts and Film and Video Umbrella in association with Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. The exhibition Tomorrow Never Knows: Ed Atkins and Naheed Raza is hosted by Jerwood Space, London and Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Film and Video Umbrella is supported by Arts Council England.