Help

If you experience problems with the online entry process, including payments, or if you have any questions about entering Jerwood Open Forest that can not be answered by reading the Rules & Guidelines, or by looking at the Frequently Asked Questions (below), please email Parker Harris or telephone 01372 462190

Artists applying must be all of the following:

  • An individual or making an application as a collaborative practice
  • Within 15 years of graduating or establishing their practice
  • Currently resident in the UK
  • Working in any visual medium, including but not limited to sculptural or architectural works or time based work including photography or moving image

If you are still unsure, please contact project managers, Parker Harris.

Yes. Artists can apply once as an individual and once as part of a collaboration. A separate application and a separate fee must be made for each entry.

No. Jerwood Open Forest is open to artists who have finished their formal academic training or who have been committed to their practice for up to 15 years.

Yes. If you are graduating from either a BA or MA course from a recognised school of art before the closing deadline of 1 February 2016.

Yes. Jerwood Open Forest is open to artists who are within 15 years of starting their practice.

Yes. Jerwood Open Forest is open to all artists currently resident in the UK for at least the last three years regardless of where they were born.

Applicants should have been resident in the UK for at least the last three years. 

No. Jerwood Open Forest is only open to artists currently resident in the UK.

No. Artists may apply to make site-specific work at any site in the Public Forest Estate managed by the Forestry Commission England or for a project that could be realised in any or a number of sites or with no specific site in mind. For information regarding the Public Forest Estate managed by the Forestry Commission England go towww.forestry.gov.uk/visit.

No.  Jerwood Open Forest is a commission with a £30,000 budget to be realised and presented anywhere within England’s Public Forest Estate. For information regarding the Public Forest Estate managed by the Forestry Commission England go towww.forestry.gov.uk/visit.

You can get more information about the Forestry Commission England and the Public Forest Estate by visiting www.forestry.gov.uk/visit. You will see a map on the right hand side of this page – click on View All Places on this map to access an interactive map of the Public Forest Estate.

The proposed work can be of any visual medium or material, including but not limited to sculptural or architectural works or time-based work including photography, sound or moving image. 

No. The proposed work can be permanent, temporary or to tour to a number of sites.

Please upload one CV for exhibitions, commissions and artwork created by the collaboration and email the Project Managers, Parker Harris the individual CVs for the members of the collaboration.  Email jof@parkerharris.co.uk

Yes.  There is a small exhibition budget available for the exhibition at Jerwood Space.

We would like to encourage all applicants to enter online in order to reduce our paper usage and speed up the application process. However, if you are unable to  apply online, please contact the project managers, Parker Harris, well in advance of the deadline for information about how to enter.
Email Parker Harris or telephone 01372 462190

Images: check that each of your image files are 500kb or less and that they are the accepted file types (either JPG, TIFF, or PNG.)
CV and Proposal: check that your CV and proposal are either Microsoft Word docs, RTF files or similar, or that they are pdfs, and that they have the appropriate suffix, ie: .doc, .docx, pdf, .txt, or .rtf. If you still encounter problems, please contact Parker Harris or telephone 01372 462190

We would like to encourage all applicants to enter and pay online, but if you have any problems with this and wish to pay by cash or cheque, please contact Parker Harris or telephone 01372 462190

The first stage results will be available on 1 March 2016.

The interviews will take place at Jerwood Space, London on 11 March 2016.

If you are short listed for interview but cannot attend in person it is possible for a Skype interview to be arranged. Interviews can only be held on this date.

Help & Support

Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris:

01372 462190(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

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