CCA x Jerwood = Supports

Gallery 3 view of 'Ferox': the second half of the artist's table, lit up showing text and lines connected across the black surface

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is a two-year development programme aimed at supporting emerging artistic practice. A combination of short training courses, mentoring, crits, surgeries, feedback and more will take place throughout 2023–24 made possible with funding from Jerwood Developing Artist Fund.

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These 1-2-1 surgeries are for artists who want to chat about their work, or receive critical and practical advice such as funding application feedback with CCA’s Director Catherine Hemelryk. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice.

We will have four slots available per day, each lasting for 25 minutes. Slots are available on Tuesdays 28 February and 7 March 2023, 3–5pm for 25 minutes with spots available beginning at 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm. The Zoom invitation will be sent to participants in advance of their time slots.

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CCA x Jerwood = Supports is funded by Jerwood Developing Artist Fund and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

CCA is hosting a two-part online crit group on Friday 3 March and 10 March 2022, 10am–12:30pm for artists and creatives at any stage of their career who are trying something new. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice.

During the sessions, eight artists in total will share a piece of their work with the rest of the group. The session is facilitated by CCA Public Programmes Curator Laura McCafferty. Four artists present each week, with the rest of the group providing feedback through discussion. This is a platform for artists to receive feedback and the chance to generate a discussion around your work. Information about the crit and the Zoom link for this event will be sent to you in advance. A short break will be given halfway through the crit.

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For any further information, contact us on supports@ccadld.org.

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is funded by Jerwood Developing Artist Fund and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is launching a new short mentoring scheme (paid) that will offer support and assistance to emerging artists in our region who are navigating the challenges of a career in the arts. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice.

Mentoring aims to provide the opportunity to focus on career progression and to gain advice on a range of professional development. Mentees benefit from the insight and knowledge from experienced artists who will bring different perspectives and prompts to your practice through supportive and constructive sessions.

This Call is seeking mentors and mentees for 4 pairings to take part in 2 Zoom sessions to take place over the next 6 months with mutually suitable dates to be determined by the participants. A brief survey sent before the first session to the mentee will be available to the mentor to plan the first session. All participants will be paid a fee of £250 for their time.

Access:

We welcome and encourage applications from artists from marginalised backgrounds.

Should the mentee and mentor agree to meet in person, CCA Supports x Jerwood can support travel costs and any access requirements such as childcare.

Applicants with access requirements applying for opportunities are warmly invited to email Jane on supports@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application or participating in the programme.

How to apply:

To apply to be either a mentor or mentee please email supports@ccadld.org with a covering letter and links to your website or examples of your work. In your covering letter please briefly let us know:

Mentors:

- introduce your practice
- areas of expertise
- experience of mentoring
- please indicate if you have access needs you would like us to be aware of

Mentees:

- introduce your practice
- why you are applying for a mentor
- what you are hoping to gain from the experience
- any goals you may have
- please indicate if you have access needs you would like us to be aware of

Please email your covering letter and links to examples of your work to Jane: supports@ccadld.org marked MENTOR APPLICATION 2023 or MENTEE APPLICATION 2023 by 15 March 2023 or by post to:

Jane Morrow
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10-12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

Applicants will be contacted by email to hear the outcome by the end of April 2023.

About CCA Derry~Londonderry

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is a publicly funded space within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry. CCA creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art and for emerging artists to develop successful careers. CCA fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial and critical practices through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition- making, public programmes, publishing and residencies. CCA was a Finalist in Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 for its work during the pandemic. CCA is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Art Fund.
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About Jerwood Arts

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting early-career artists, makers, curators and producers to develop and thrive across the UK. We are committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all our work. We collaborate with organisations across artforms, disciplines and genres to create transformative opportunities and a more sustainable sector, supporting imaginative awards, fellowships, residencies, projects, programmes, bursaries and commissions.
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About Jerwood Developing Artists Fund

The Jerwood Developing Artists Fund is a dedicated fund from Jerwood Arts to support arts organisations to deliver transformative early-career artist development programmes across the UK.

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CCA Derry~Londonderry is honoured to be one of the beneficiaries of the Jerwood Developing Artist Fund. Entitled CCA x Jerwood = Supports, this two-year development programme a support for early career artists and curators will begin in 2023.

CCA joins 15 other programmes across the UK as part of Jerwood Arts' £1million of funding for leading arts organisations to delivery transformative programmes tailored to what early-career artists, curators and producers need now. You can read more about Jerwood Arts and the Developing Artist Programme at jerwoodarts.org.

Lilli Geissendorfer, Director of Jerwood Arts, said:
“We are delighted to be supporting CCA to resource such a critical range of inclusive developmental activities for early-career visual artists and curators across Northern Ireland over the next two years. It’s clear the pathways and networks will provide important support and confidence to artists enabling them to build their networks and develop more sustainable careers for the long-term."

Catherine Hemelryk, Director of Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, said:
“We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious Jerwood Developing Artists programme. This fund is vital in enabling us to build upon our previous work supporting artists and significantly expand our activity at a time of urgent need for artists in the north. We hope this fund will boost the careers not only of artists working today, but future generations too through much-needed research and development that will feed into Northern Ireland-wide strategies.”

CCA x Jerwood = Supports was developed by CCA with Researcher Jane Morrow who will be working with CCA over the two-year period that will scope the current provision available for artists in the north. We will be talking to artists about their realities and needs to help shape longer-term artist support in our region.

The programme will begin in January and will include a combination of short training courses, mentoring, crits, surgeries, application feedback and other resources. The programme provides access support for artists that need it to reduce barriers to participation, and includes paid opportunities for artists to take risks and make experimental ideas a reality.

The full list of organisations:

Another Route, Bradford Producing Hub, CCA Derry~Londonderry, Derby Theatre and In Good Company (IGC), Derby Theatre and IGC Independent Producer Residencies, Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Glyndebourne, HOME (Greater Manchester Arts Centre), Leeds Playhouse, MAYK Theatre CIC, Mediale, New Diorama Theatre (NDT), Outburst Arts, Prime Cut Productions, Somerset House Studios, Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP), Young Vic.

About CCA Derry~Londonderry

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is a publicly funded space within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry. CCA creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art and for emerging artists to develop successful careers. CCA fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial and critical practices through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition- making, public programmes, publishing and residencies. CCA was a Finalist in Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 for its work during the pandemic. CCA is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Art Fund.
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About Jerwood Arts

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting early-career artists, makers, curators and producers to develop and thrive across the UK. We are committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all our work. We collaborate with organisations across artforms, disciplines and genres to create transformative opportunities and a more sustainable sector, supporting imaginative awards, fellowships, residencies, projects, programmes, bursaries and commissions.
jerwoodarts.org

About Jerwood Developing Artists Fund

The Jerwood Developing Artists Fund is a dedicated fund from Jerwood Arts to support arts organisations to deliver transformative early-career artist development programmes across the UK.