Jerwood merger confirmed for Jan 1

The Jerwood Foundation, which has supported emerging talent and excellence in the arts and crafts since 1977, has confirmed the merger of its charity and its arts arm to make a single grant-giving body offering up to £2m a year.

Rupert Tyler, chair of the Jerwood Charity, is chair of the new board with Lara Wardle as executive director. Arts organisations will be able to apply for funding from then with grants being awarded in April via a streamlined application process.

Current projects funded by Jerwood includes working with Glyndebourne to support recently graduated orchestral instrumentalists, the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 5 opening in 2025 at Somerset House, an assistant director scheme at the Young Vic and Persona Arts for their production of The Flying Dutchman in Birmingham.

“We hope that our new streamlined, easy to understand application process will enable us to distribute funds effectively for maximum impact fulfilling John Jerwood’s original philanthropic vision to support excellence and emerging talent in the UK” Wardle (pictured) said.


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