Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency

Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency 2022

A new programme supporting early-career visual artists

enorê, Leila Dear and Ufuoma Essi have been announced as the recipients of the Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency, a new programme developed to support early-career visual artists over a period of 18 months commencing in September 2022.

The artists will receive support to develop a new work which will be presented in the Somerset House programme, in addition to support and mentoring from the artist community along with wider Somerset House Studios residency benefits, all focused towards developing a sustainable professional practice for the long term. 

The artists were chosen by a panel including Jerwood Arts Director Lilli Geissendorfer, Somerset House Studios Director Marie McPartlin and Producer Huw Thomas, and Somerset House Studios Resident Artist Jenn Nkiru.

The Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residencies are supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.

•    £3,000 bursary per artist
•    £3,000 project budget per artist to develop a new work 
•    Dedicated studio space for 18-months
•    A mentor from the wider Somerset House Studios artist community
•    £750 in-kind budget to experiment with in-house facilities such as our recording studio (unfacilitated), rehearsal studio, meeting rooms and project spaces.
•    Access to Makerversity workshops at significantly reduced artist rates
•    Support from the Studios team to set goals and objectives for your practice
•    Access to wider development and social programmes
•    Final presentation of works in the Somerset House programme
•    Support for reasonable adjustments to assist with access requirements

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. We enable transformative opportunities for individuals across art forms, supporting imaginative awards, bursaries, fellowships, projects, programmes and commissions. We are committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all our work. We present new work and bring people from across the arts together through our exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London, as well as across the UK and online.

Somerset House Studios is an experimental workspace in the centre of London connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. Located inside the repurposed former Inland Revenue building, the Studios offer space and support to artists pushing bold ideas, engaging with urgent issues and pioneering new technologies. It is also a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaborations. Up to 70 artists are resident at any one time and are supported to develop their practice for a defined period.