Jerwood Foundation supports 2024 Forward Prizes for Poetry

Jerwood Foundation has awarded a grant of £30,000 to Forward Arts Foundation. This support and partnership will develop and elevate the impact of the 2024 Forward Prizes for Poetry.  

In recognition of Jerwood’s support, the newest prize category will be renamed the Jerwood Prize for Best Single Poem – Performed. This category celebrates the vitality of the spoken word scene and showcases new talent and strives to bridge the divide between page and stage.


Lara Wardle, Executive Director and Trustee, Jerwood Foundation said:

"This exciting new partnership with Forward  Arts Foundation, and our support of the newest prize category,  Jerwood Prize for Best Single Poem – Performed, underlines Jerwood’s ongoing commitment to excellence and emerging talent in the arts."

 William Sieghart, Trustee and Founder, Forward Arts Foundation said:

 “I’m absolutely delighted to have the Jerwood Foundation sponsor these two prizes. Jerwood’s outstanding track record in arts sponsorship makes it a perfect partner for the Forward Prizes for Poetry.”                                                                       

 Since 1992, the Forward Prizes have been one of the most influential international platforms for recognising and celebrating the power and diversity of contemporary poetry published in the UK and Ireland. The Forward Prizes serve as a beacon for emerging poets, offering invaluable exposure and career advancement opportunities.


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May 20, 2024
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