Jerwood Arts Bursaries



What do you need to progress your practice and/or career? What do you need to kick start a new idea?

Awards and Fellowships

These provide transformative development and exhibition opportunities for artists and artistic groups, often delivered in collaboration with arts organisations and/or other funders. These currently include:

  • Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships 2019-20 and 2021-22
  • Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2017-2019
  • Jerwood Makers Open 2019
  • Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020
  • Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019 and 2020
  • Writers in Residence 2019

Development Programme Fund

For arts organisations to deliver specialist development programmes that identify and support outstanding artists.

Jerwood New Work Fund

For artists, artistic groups and artist-led organisations to undertake the research, development and creation of new work that enables a step change in their practice and profile.

The last funding round was:

  • Fund opened for applications: 4 March 2019
  • Application deadline: 5pm, 3 June 2019]

The new round opens 1 April 2020

Jerwood Bursaries

For individual artists, curators and producers to determine their own professional development.

The last funding round was:

  • Fund opens for applications: 15 July 2019
  • Applications must be received by: 5pm, 9 September 2019

The new round opens 22 Jan 2020.


We collaborate with partners to co-commission artists to make ambitious and significant new works.

More information about the Jerwood bursaries here

2019 applications have now closed. We assume any new funding would be open for applications around July 2020

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.