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The Jarman Award

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The Jarman Award is an annual prize inspired by one of Britain's most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th century, Derek Jarman.

2014 Shortlist announced

On 8 July we were proud to join forces with Channel 4 in association with Whitechapel Gallery to annouce the ten-strong shortlist of UK-based contemporary artists for this year's award:

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on 8 December, hosted at Whitechapel Gallery. Before that, you can see work by all shortlisted artists at the Jarman Award touring programme.

See work by the artists across the UK

a still from Redmond Entwistle's Walk Through
Image: Redmond Entwistle, Walk-Through, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

We've teamed up with venues across the country to ensure that more of you than ever before can get involved in the Jarman Award.

A programme of work by the shortlisted artists is touring the UK in the lead up to the announcement of the winner. The programme is:

FACT, Liverpool+ Q&A Rachel Reupke
Tuesday 23 September, 6:30 pm
Free, booking essential

Watershed, Bristol + Q&A with Laura Buckley
Tuesday 30 September, 5:30 pm
Tickets: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions

Chapter, Cardiff + Q&A with Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
Wednesday 8 October, 8:00 pm
Tickets: £7.90 full adult price / £7.20 advance booking and £5.80 concession / £5.10 advance

Towner, Eastbourne + Q&A with John Akomfrah
Sunday 2 November, 2pm,  Tickets: £6 / £5 concessions
Exhibition - 11 October - 2 November, 10 am - 6pm, Free

CCA, Glasgow + Q&A with Stephen Sutcliffe
Thursday 16 October, 6:30 pm
Free, booking essential

Cornerhouse, Manchester + Q&A with Redmond Entwistle
Tuesday 28 October, 6 pm
Tickets: Full £8.00 / Concs £6.00, Cornerhouse Members £6.50 / £4.50

Turner Contemporary, Margate
Exhibition - Saturday and Sunday 22-23 November, 10 am - 4pm
Free

Nottingham Contemporary + Q&A with Ursula Mayer
Thursday 20 November, 6:30pm
Free, booking essential

CIRCA Projects, The Northern Charter, Newcastle + Q&A with Steven Claydon
Thursday 27 November, 6:30 pm
Tickets: TBC

Whitechapel Gallery + screenings, talks and performances with all artists
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December, 11:15 am - 5: 45 pm
Full programme - TBC
Tickets: £5 per each day

Get to an event near you and then tell us who your winner is on Twitter using #MyJarmanWinner

About the Jarman Award

Celebrating the spirit of experimentation, imagination and inspiration in the work of UK artist filmmakers, The Jarman Award recognises individual artist filmmakers whose risk-taking work resists boundaries and conventional definition - work that encompasses innovation, excellence and vision. 

The purpose of the award is open-ended — an investment in the career of an individual enabling a period of experimentation without pressure. The award shines a light on artist film-makers who are to our times what Jarman was to his.

Any mid-career artist film-maker whose work embraces the spirit and the legacy of Jarman's highly experimental and risk-taking approach can be put forward for this annual prize.

The winner of the annual Award not only receives a £10,000 cash prize, they also win a broadcast commission — to produce a series of film artworks for Channel 4.

This is the only award of its kind where an artist is rewarded with both financial assistance to enable them to flourish and the phenomenal opportunity to broadcast their work on national television.

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