Call for Entries: Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022


The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 are a major opportunity for UK-based moving-image artists in the first five years of developing their professional practice. Jerwood Arts and Film and Video Umbrella invite early-career artists to make proposals for ambitious new works in any form of the moving-image. Two proposals are selected each year by a panel consisting of practicing artists and arts programmers/curators, for commission, production, exhibition and tour from November 2020 through to 2022. This edition of the awards launches a new partnership with Leeds Art Gallery who will host the premiere exhibition of the new commissions in January 2022. Previous awardees include Ed Atkins, Maeve Brennan, Lawrence Lek, Imran Perretta and Marianna Simnett.  

What will the two awarded artists receive? 

  • £25,000 each comprising a £6,000 artist fee and £19,000 production budget to create the proposed moving-image artwork. 
  • Full production support from FVU across fourteen months including a dedicated Producer. 
  • A premiere exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery in January 2022. 
  • An exhibition at Jerwood Arts, London in April 2022. 

Who are we looking for?

We welcome applications from individual artists or collaborative groups working with moving-image who self-define as being within the first five years of beginning their professional artistic practice.  

We recognise that in the nine year history of the awards some groups have not been represented within the awardees. We are committed to facilitating an increase in applications from artists whose background and/or identity is under-represented in the awards’ history. This includes but is not limited to artists from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, artists based outside of London, artists from lower socio-economic backgrounds, d/Deaf artists, neurodiverse artists, artists with disabilities or long-term health difficulties and artists with LGBTQIA+ identities. 

Deadline: Monday 20 July 2020, 1pm

Cost to apply: Free


For full information about this edition of the awards, how to make an application and access support please visit: