Call for artists

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

Mark Tan­ner Sculp­ture Award 202324

23:30 18/03/23
Contact Name
Emma Benyon
The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is the most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in 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.

The award offers £10,000 in financial support towards the production of new work, plus a funded solo exhibition, to an exceptional sculptor. The award also includes a national touring programme, taking MTSA artists to partner venues across the UK.

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 financial award to assist in the production of a new body of work is £10,000, made in three payments over the course of the year, at the end of which there will be a solo exhibition at Standpoint Gallery. Standpoint will maintain a supportive, mentoring role over the twelve-month period of the award, including studio visits to discuss progress towards the exhibition.

The selection panel

The selection panel for the 2023-24 award is:

Francis Upritchard
Claire Feeley, Jupiter Artland
Rebecca Scott, Artist, director at Cross Lane Projects and Mark Tanner Trust
Lee Holden, MTSA winner 2022-23

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.