Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme – Opens 20 Oct 2021



Over 2020-2022, the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme will support 50 salaried jobs in arts and cultural organisations across the UK, for individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds. The programme is dedicated to supporting outstanding early-career artists, curators, producers and creatives to thrive, and working in partnership with leading arts and cultural organisations to take an inclusive, intersectional approach to recruitment, artist development and organisational change.

Fair access to working in the arts and cultural sector remains an urgent issue, with those from low socio-economic backgrounds still significantly under-represented amongst the artists and employees of UK theatres, festivals, galleries and arts organisations of all kinds. The programme seeks to interrogate and remove barriers to entry and enable those on the programme – the ‘Fellows’ – to build careers in the arts with confidence and support.

Fellowship opportunities

  • The first job opportunities will open for applications on Tuesday 20 October.
  • The rest of the job opportunities will be added between October 2020 and March 2021.

To apply

Go to the link below to read more about the programme and apply.

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme

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


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

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

artist forms link
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