Jerwood Fellowships


Monday 4 April 2022

Credit: Photo by Geraldine Heaney

Monday 4 April 2022

How to apply

Details of how to apply can be found in these Guidelines.  If you would like to talk to us by Zoom, phone or email before you apply please contact us to arrange.  BSL or captioning can be provided for these meetings.

You can apply in writing, by film or with BSL, all applications should be sent to with Jerwood Fellowships as the subject title by the deadline of Monday 4 April 2022.

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We are currently looking to offer Jerwood Fellowships to two d/Deaf and/or disabled artists based in Scotland and who are within the first ten years of their artistic practice.
The  Fellowships will run between May to November 2022 (part time, flexible dates).

A bespoke programme will be created for each Fellow based on the performance idea they want to research, on their professional development needs, and on who their ideal audience is.

Each Fellow will be offered:

  • A £7,000 bursary for research and development time
  • A budget to develop an early stage performance idea
  • A paid placement with theatre company Oily Cart
  • An attachment with a school
  • A mentor, who is an experienced artist in the field
  • A budget to see performances and access training
  • A training session in working with children with additional support needs
  • A visit to an international festival
  • Regular mentoring from Imaginate’s Creative Development Director
  • Producing, marketing and fundraising support from Imaginate
  • Post-Fellowship support including advice in finding production partners and funding

The Fellowship Guidelines documents can be downloaded here, the BSL version is above and an audio version will be uploaded very soon.

This opportunity is only open to D/deaf and/or disabled artists based in Scotland. Additional budgets are available if there are any access requirements for the application process or the project itself. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this prior to application.  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.