About: The cast of Vanessa in rehearsal in the Jerwood Studio, Glyndebourne, July 2018 - Photo: Richard Hubert-Smith © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd

  • Jerwood Foundation

    Jerwood Foundation

    Established in 1977 for John Jerwood MC (1918-1991) by Alan Grieve CBE, at the time Jerwood Foundation's primary mission and purpose was to support young people in their education and well-being, with humanity at the heart of the activities and initiatives. Alan Grieve established the Jerwood family of philanthropic arts organisations: Jerwood Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Jerwood Space and Jerwood Collection. 

    Between 1998 and 2012, Jerwood Foundation diversified its support for the visual and performing arts from solely funding revenue projects to giving its significant financial support and the Jerwood name to 18 high profile capital projects throughout the UK, reflecting its range of interests in the arts and education.  The first of which was Jerwood Space which opened in 1998. 

    In 2022, Jerwood Foundation became a registered UK Charity and owns Jerwood Collection of Modern and Contemporary art as well as giving wide- ranging support to the arts in the UK.

    In July 2023, Jerwood Foundation announced the intention to merge with Jerwood Arts (formerly Jerwood Charitable Foundation/Jerwood Charity), to create a single future-facing UK charitable Foundation, relevant for the political, social, and financial climate of the 21st century, and ensuring a sustainable future with maximum impact for beneficiaries. This merger took effect from 1 January 2024.

    Since 1991, Jerwood has channelled over £110 million in support of the arts and education in the UK.

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    With the generous support of The Jerwood Foundation we are able to achieve our mission to bring together performers and practitioners to train, collaborate, research and perform in inspiring creative, intellectual and physical spaces. Enabling countless talented students to benet from access to an internationally signicant, award-winning facility. We are also extremely proud that the Jerwood Library is a three-time winner of the IAML (UK & Irl) Excellence Award for Music Libraries (2019, 2014 and 2010).

    — Anthony Bowne, Principal of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Jerwood Collection

    Photo: The Art of Collecting / Mayfair Art Weekend,
    Mall Galleries, 2018 © Tim Hall Photography

    Jerwood Collection

    The purpose of the Jerwood Collection of Modern and Contemporary art is to give public access to a privately-owned collection and to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of this period of British art. 

    In 1993 the first work was bought for the Jerwood Collection by Alan Grieve CBE (Chairman emeritus, Jerwood Foundation) and the collection continues to grow with new acquisitions and donations under the direction of Lara Wardle. 

    Jerwood Collection holds a significant number of paintings, works on paper, sculpture and prints by British artists such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Barbara Hepworth, John Piper, Stanley Spencer RA, Barbara Walker and Rose Wylie RA. The collection is widely accessible through loans to national and international institutions and inclusion on a number of digital platforms. Jerwood Collection is a Founder Partner of Art UK.

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  • Jerwood Space

    Chichester Festival Theatre's Young Chekhov season in rehearsal, Jerwood Space, 2015. Featured L-R. Jonathan Coy, James McArdle, Nina Sosanya and Olivia Vinali.
    Photo: Johan Persson

    Jerwood Space

    Established by the Jerwood Foundation in 1998, Jerwood Space is now one of the most sought-after rehearsal studios in the UK. 

    Housed in the converted buildings of a Victorian school in Southwark, this unique venue, known affectionately as ‘The Space’ is committed to providing theatre, musical theatre, opera and dance companies, emerging and established, with outstanding facilities, subsidised whenever possible; and always to promote the creation of the best work of art.

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  • Jerwood Team

    • Rupert Tyler, Chairman

      Rupert Tyler

    • Lara Wardle, Executive Director & Trustee

      Lara Wardle

      Executive Director & Trustee
    • Sarah Mack, Executive Assistant & Collection Manager (Maternity Leave)

      Sarah Mack

      Executive Assistant & Collection Manager (Maternity Leave)
    • Alice Walter, Executive Assistant (Maternity Cover)

      Alice Walter

      Executive Assistant (Maternity Cover)
    • Jen Tree, Social Media Manager, freelance

      Jen Tree

      Social Media Manager, freelance
    • Alan Grieve CBE, Chairman Emeritus & Trustee

      Alan Grieve CBE

      Chairman Emeritus & Trustee
    • Lucy Ash, Trustee

      Lucy Ash

    • Pippa Campbell, Trustee

      Pippa Campbell

    • Katharine Goodison, Trustee

      Katharine Goodison

    • Christopher King, Trustee

      Christopher King

    • Tara Mayhew, Trustee

      Tara Mayhew

    • Miranda Thompson-Schwab, Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee

      Miranda Thompson-Schwab

      Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee
    • Julia Wharton, Trustee

      Julia Wharton