In 2021, Blast Theory’s friend and artist Jamie Iddon passed away. One of Jamie’s last wishes was to help artists who are trying to get started, and The Jamie Iddon Award for Emerging Artists was created in part to fulfil that wish.
This award provides grants of up to £3000 to artists to create a new piece of work to be shown to the public. It can be small or large: a work-in-progress, prototype, demonstration, or website, for example. The organisation is particularly interested in urgent, committed and skilful work.