Jerwood Fellowships


Monday 27 January at 5pm

Credit: Photo by Geraldine Heaney

Monday 27 January at 5pm

How to apply

Details of how to apply can be found in the two documents attached to this page.

We will have an open drop-in session at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh (Creative Learning Space) between 11am and 1pm on the morning of Thursday 9 January 2020. Everyone is welcome to come and talk with us about the project and/or application process. There is no need to book or confirm, just drop in any time.

Download Jerwood Fellowship - Open Call GuidelinesDownload Jerwood Fellowship - Fellowship Description

Jerwood Fellowships is an Imaginate professional development project in partnership with Oily Cart, we will support four artists over the next two years. We are currently looking for two artists based in Scotland, in the first ten years of their practice, who would like to develop skills in making performance work for children and young people with a range of additional support needs (ASN).  These posts have been created to address the lack of performance work being made for this audience and to support more paid professional development time for artists in Scotland.

The Fellowships offer paid time and space to explore the artistic possibilities of making work for this audience with the opportunity to develop an early stage performance idea.  Each Fellow will be matched with an ASN school in Edinburgh with mentoring and support from Imaginate and other industry colleagues.

This Fellowship will develop depending on the artform and audience interests of the selected artists, however the following are a core part of the project:

  • Undertake a period of research and development between August 2020 – August 2021
  • Develop and share an early performance idea for an ASN audience
  • Travel to London for a 2-week paid placement with Oily Cart
  • Work with pupils and staff at the artist’s attachment school to experiment and test out ideas
  • Attend regular meetings with Imaginate to plan your research and professional development plan
  • Attend meetings with a mentor
  • Contribute to a project blog post for the Imaginate website

The Fellowship Description and Application Guidelines documents can be downloaded from this page.  If you would like to discuss this opportunity contact Fiona Ferguson, Creative Development Director.

This project is funded by Jerwood Arts through their Development Programme Fund. Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. We enable transformative opportunities for individuals across art forms, supporting imaginative awards, bursaries, fellowships, projects, programmes and commissions. We present new work and bring people from across the arts together through our exhibitions and events in London, as well as across the UK.