‘What Will They See of Me?’ is the second edition of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards.
The Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards are major awards for moving-image artists in the first five years of beginning their practice, with a bursary and commissioning fund totaling £56,000. The awards are presented in partnership by Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Film and Video Umbrella, and in association with CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. This initiative occupies a distinctive place alongside other awards for contemporary moving-image artists. It aims to support outstanding young and emerging talents and focuses on practical, developmental support, in which the nurturing of ideas and expertise is consolidated by substantial production opportunities.
The selected artists are; Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Anne Haaning and Marianna Simnett, all of whom have been awarded a £4,000 bursary to develop pre-production proposals for significant new works and will be supported to take part in a group exhibition at JVA at Jerwood Space. During this exhibition, two of the four artists will be selected to receive a £20,000 commission and support from Film and Video Umbrella to develop their ideas into finished works which will premiere at JVA at Jerwood Space and will travel to CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow in 2015.
The four artists were selected from a list of over 150 submissions by a panel of six experts in the field: artist Ed Atkins, who was previously selected for the first edition of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards; Steven Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella; Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation; Francis McKee, Director of CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Sarah Williams, Jerwood Visual Arts Gallery Manager and Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art & Performance at Tate Modern.
Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards, in association with the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow. Supported by University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. Film and Video Umbrella is supported by Arts Council England.