Jerwood Arts have announced the 42 exciting collaborative pairs for the 1:1 FUND, an opportunity designed to support (re-)connection, experimentation and learning after the isolating impact of Covid-19.

The 84 awardees include artists, curators and producers working in literature, music, performing, visual and contemporary arts, representing a broad range of practitioners at an early stage in their careers from across the UK.

The 1:1 FUND offers a ÂŁ2,000 grant per collaboration, designed to offer an injection of support for two artists who may have an existing collaborative practice or would like to explore a new collaborative idea together. Jerwood Arts have announced 42 pairs, nine more than originally planned to support through the 1:1 FUND.

Their aim for this funding was to enable the awarded pairs to connect, develop their practice and generate new ideas, without the pressure of a fixed outcome. Their ideas range from undertaking new research to kickstarting new creative processes, skills sharing and methods exchanges, to joint self-directed mini-residencies. Many focus on deep artform specific practices and expertise, and a significant number look to bring together their different disciplines in potentially transformative ways.

For more information and to see the awardees and their plans, click here.