Call For Entries: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2020-21

Opportunity Closing Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 23:45

The most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in the UK: offering £8,000 in financial support towards the making of new work + a solo exhibition in 2021. 

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is unique in its combination of offering both financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition to an exceptional emerging sculptor. The award now includes a UK Touring Programme, taking MTSA artists to partner venues across the UK.

We seek to reward outstanding and innovative practice in the field of sculpture and are particularly interested in work that demonstrates a commitment to process and materials. There is no age limit, applicants will be judged on the quality of their work and the ability of the award to make beneficial impact on their practice and future development.

The selection panel for the 2020/21 award is:

Anne Hardy, artist
Sam Thorne, director, Nottingham Contemporary
Rebecca Scott, artist and Mark Tanner Trust
Olivia Bax, winner of the MTSA 2019/20


Applicants must be established residents of the UK. Students in current education are not eligible to apply. This applies to BA and MA students or equivalent, but those undertaking postgraduate research work leading to a PhD/Mphil/MLitt/ MRes or equivalent are able to apply. We are unable to accept joint, group or collective applications.

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