The next Whitstable Biennale will be our tenth edition.
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We are delighted to announce that Whitstable Biennale has been selected to be part of the Jerwood Arts Development Programme Fund – one of 19 organisations selected from 278 applications.
The Fund has made it possible for us to offer three Jerwood WB Artist Attachments which will provide paid time and support over a year for three early-career artists.
This is a significant opportunity for three artists to develop their practice, exploring new ideas and taking the risks that have the potential to transform practice and career. It is aimed at artists who are a critical early point in their career and priority will be given to those who are currently under-supported across the contemporary visual art sector and face real barriers to accessing opportunities.
Each artist will receive a fee of £8,000 plus materials and travel, and the tailor-made programme will include mentoring and peer support, and the three artists will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas and/or new work at the next edition of Whitstable Biennale.
We received a fantastic response to the call-out, with nearly 250 applications. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, decision making is taking a little longer than expected, and we are considering adjustments to the programme. We will be selecting and announcing the artists in May 2020.
See jerwoodarts.org for more information on Jerwood Arts, including further information on the Development Programme Fund and other opportunities for artists.