Call for entries: Ampersand/Photoworks Fellowship 2021

A new opportunity from Photoworks in collaboration with The Ampersand Foundation for a mid-career photographer living in the UK. The Ampersand/Photoworks Fellowship will provide a transformative opportunity for a mid-career artist to complete a new body of work.

Whilst many opportunities exist for emerging and graduate photographers including our own Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, the UK currently has few high-profile open access opportunities for mid-career photographers that support artists to make and exhibit new work. This new opportunity aims to enable and nurture the creation of new work through a combination of support including a £15,000 award, mentoring and curatorial support, a dedicated public programme and digital content with international reach, production budget and touring exhibition.

The artist will be selected through a free open call; submissions open Monday 11 January and close midnight Sunday 28 February. We are looking for projects which are already in the development phase that will benefit from financial resources and curatorial guidance and which can be completed in a 12 month timeframe.

The shortlist and final selection of the fellowship awardee will be decided by an expert panel of curators and artists to be announced shortly.

The awardee will make new work over a period of approximately 12 months throughout 2021 ready to be exhibited by Photoworks in 2022. The entire programme, including the resulting exhibition, will be curated and produced by Photoworks in collaboration with partner touring venues.

This new opportunity is generously funded by The Ampersand Foundation and supported by our print partner Spectrum Photographic. Photoworks is a registered charity and part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

Key dates:

  • 11 January 2021 – Open Call live
  • 28 February 2021 – Deadline for applications
  • 15 March 2021 – Longlist candidates notified
  • 22 March 2021 – Shortlist candidates notified and Interviewed
  • 31 March 2021 – Awardee announced
  • 1 April 2021 to March 2022 – Making period, public programme and digital content
  • From mid 2022 – Exhibition

More information here.

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