The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella in association with University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries. FVU is supported by Arts Council England.

FVU curates, produces and presents artists’ moving- image works that are staged in collaboration with galleries and other cultural partners. Since the late 1980s, FVU has been at the forefront of this vibrant and expanding area of practice, promoting innovation through its support of some of the most exciting figures on the contemporary scene. During this time, the organisation has commissioned and produced nearly 200 different artists’ projects, ranging from ambitious multi-screen installations to shorter film and video pieces, as well as numerous online commissions.

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts.

Jerwood Visual Arts is a national programme supporting visual arts practice, through which Jerwood Charitable Foundation works with early career artists to commission and present new work. Artist opportunities run throughout the year alongside a programme of related exhibitions, events and commissioned writing taking place online, in London and across the UK.

University of East London, School of Arts and Digital Industries’ Moving Image Research Centre is a flagship research and production facility with large black box studio, which provides a platform for developing, making, presenting and discussing the work of UK-based artists, filmmakers, scholars and partner organisations. The Centre offers state of the art production facilities and a vibrant context for research.