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Jerwood Foundation

The Jerwood Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation in the United Kingdom. In 1999 the Jerwood Foundation established the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, a registered charity under English law.[1]



The Jerwood Foundation was established in 1977 by Alan Grieve for John Jerwood, an international businessman and philanthropist. Since Jerwood's death in 1991 it has been administered by Grieve. The Jerwood Foundation is a patron of the arts.

The Foundation has made strategic capital grants reflecting its support for the arts and education. In 2012 the Foundation placed the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st Century works of art in the public domain on display in the Jerwood Gallery[2] in Hastings.

Other capital grants made by the foundation include:

TS John Jerwood at Bangor


Prizes funded by the Foundation include the Jerwood Award, the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Painting Prize and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.

The Evelyn Walker Drawing Prize was introduced in 2017, in association with the Evelyn Williams Trust. Worth £10,000, the prize is intended to support an individual artist with a significant track record to develop and make new drawings for a solo exhibition.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Charity Commission. The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, registered charity no. 1074036.
  2. ^ "About/The Gallery". Jerwood Gallery. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Nigel (3 December 1998). "£3m gift revives Royal Court under new name". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 January 2007.
  4. ^ "Dad assures me we're in the best condition ever". Daily Telegraph. 1 May 2001. Retrieved 5 January 2007.
  5. ^ "The Evelyn Williams Trust supports a new award in association with the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 exhibition - Jerwood Charitable Foundation". Jerwood Charitable Foundation. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • Sturgis, Matthew (2009). Jerwood: The Foundation and the Founders. Norwich: Unicorn Press. ISBN 978-1-906509-0-33

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