Open call for £20,000 JERWOOD/FVU Award

2016 offered numerous examples of how the best-laid plans can unravel, and be subject to the law of unintended consequences. The world we live in has become unfeasibly complex, and our urge to find solutions often only creates, or reveals, a new set of problems.

Jerwood and Film and Video Umbrella are looking for proposals for ambitious new works that will surprise, disconcert and disarm on the theme of ‘Unintended Consequences.’

Two artists will be selected by a panel of experts. The selected artists will each be given a £20,000 award to create the proposed work over a 10-month period. Each recipient will also receive full production support from FVU, as well as access to the extensive moving-image facilities of University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. Finished works will be exhibited at Jerwood Space, London, before touring nationally.

Applications will be considered by an expert selection panel: Noor Afshan Mirza, artist and co-founder of; George Vasey, curatorial fellow at Newcastle University and writer; Steven Bode, Director, FVU; Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and FVU, in association with University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. FVU is supported by Arts Council England