Jerwood Foundation welcomes funding applications from organisations with a focus on making art available for public benefit and working with our Collection.
How to apply for a grant
The Foundation has recently announced its intention to merge with Jerwood Charity. The next Jerwood funding round will therefore be in Spring 2024 and this page will be updated with the closing date for applications and Trustee meeting date in due course.
Please send your application as one document (either Word or PDF). This should be a maximum of 10 sides of A4 and include: a one page summary of your project with a short description and start date; your budget and fundraising plan; and any other relevant information. Applications should be sent either by email to email@example.com or by post to PO Box 186, Ludlow, SY8 9DX.
Please provide a copy of your organisation's latest audited accounts or if you are a small charity and not required to produce audited accounts, please provide your annual budget (with income and expenditure detail). Please note the focus of our charity is on the promotion of the arts for the public benefit. We cannot provide funding for the promotion of individual artists, which is generally not charitable. In addition, we do not fund core organisational costs or capital endowments and the Trustees will only consider applications for projects starting 6 months from the date of submission.
All applications will be acknowledged and considered; however, we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications.
Recent projects we've funded
The Courtauld£20,000 awarded Year: 2023
Jerwood Foundation has awarded a grant to The Courtauld to support a major new exhibitino of work by British artist Claudette Johnson. This exhibition, which is open from 29 September 2023 until 14 January 2024, will be the first monographic presentation of Johnson's work at a major public gallery in London and it will offer audiences a compelling account of her achievement as an artist who has pioneered the use of drawing as a powerful voice for black women and men.
Claudette Johnson, Figure in blue, 2018, Pastels and gouache on paper, 163 x 133 cm, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London.© Claudette Johnson. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Paintings in Hospitals£10,000 in 2023/24, total awarded £20,000 Years: 2023/24
Jerwood Foundation has awarded a two-year grant of $20,000 to Paintings in Hospitals. This support enables them to conserve, restore and digitise a portion of their extensive art collection so that the works can be enjoyed by the public again. By being able to restore the artworks to museum quality condition, Paintings in Hospitals can increase the number of artworks offered for loan across the UK and enable them to digitise part of the collection to share online with a wider audience.
Staff at LDUH with Rooster and Railway Carriage by Mark Hearld. Image courtesy of Paintings in Hospitals.
Tracing Movement£3,000 awarded Year: 2023
Jerwood Foundation renewed its support of choreographer Stuart Winter's company, Tracing Movement, with a grant of £3,000. This support has enabled Stuart Winter to officially launch the company. Tracing Movement presented their first piece of live work to an audience of over 200 people in May 2023.
Tracing Movement 'Dance With Whoever You Fucking Want To' 2023. Photo credit: Robin Kent.
Persona Arts£1,000 awarded Year: 2023
Location: West Midlands
Jerwood Foundation awarded a £1,000 grant to Persona Arts. This support helps fund the production of the Flying Dutchman performances in July 2024. This is a culimination of a two year project of inspiring, educating and recruiting local volunteers, community singers and young people to be part of the process in one of Wagner's most celebrated operas.
Johann Jacob Weber/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Messums 4X20 Choreography Platform£10,000 awarded Year: 2023
Jerwood Foundation awarded a £10,000 grant to Messums 4X20 Choreography Platform. This support helps fund the commission award of £3,500 presented to each selected choreographer and the supporting costs. The 4X20 Choreography Platform is the cornerstone event of the Messum Wiltshire Festival of Dance
Messums 4X20 Photo Credit Jamie Randall
Scherzo Ensemble£19,150 awarded Year: 2023
Location: London and Hampshire
Jerwood Foundation renewed its support of Scherzo Ensemble for a third year. Scherzo Ensemble is a professional development platform for young singers who have recently completed their training. Jerwood Foundations funding helps young professional performers at the start of their career.
2022 Longhope Summer Opera. Photo credit: Tom Lovatt
Glyndebourne Jerwood Pit Perfect£60,000, total awarded £180,000 Years: 2023/24/25
Thanks to new funding from Jerwood Foundation, Glyndebourne is expanding its talent development scheme for orchestral instrumentalists. The renamed Jerwood Pit Perfect offers recent graduates the opportunity to join The Glyndebourne Sinfonia during Glyndebourne's autumn season. The programme, which has been made possible by Jerwood Foundation's support over three-years, is able to offer two additional Associate Pit Perfect positions.
2022 Pit Perfect participants.© Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo credit: James Bellorini
Arnolfini£5,000 in 2023/24, total awarded £15,000 Years: 2023/24
Jerwood Collection and Arnolfini are collaborating on a three-year project which will draw on Jerwood's extensive collection of modern and contemporary British art to bring to life Arnolfini's exhibition archive. The project offers an exciting opportunity for a MA Curating student to delve into Arnolfini's past exhibitions and Jerwood's collection.
Arnolfini Bristol. Photo credit: Hannah Atkinson