The Jarman Award
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.
Celebrating the spirit of experimentation, imagination and inspiration in the work of UK artist film-makers, The Jarman Award recognises individual artist film-makers 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.
The winner of the 2013 Jarman Award is John Smith.
The ten artists shortlisted for this year's Award were:
- Ed Atkins
- Beatrice Gibson
- Emma Hart
- Rachel Maclean
- Uriel Orlow
- Charlotte Prodger
- Hannah Sawtell
- Grace Schwindt
- John Smith
- Jessica Warboys
A call for nominations to the 2014 Award will be announced early next year.
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