The Royal Society of Sculptors: Gilbert Bayes Award

The Gilbert Bayes Award for ear­ly career sculp­tors is giv­en annu­al­ly by the Soci­ety to a small group of out­stand­ing­ly tal­ent­ed sculptors.

Selected by the sculptor members of the Society’s Board and a guest judge, the award provides vital support during what can be a difficult transition from study to professional practice.

The award is open to sculptors of any age or nationality, with or without formal training and working in any style of media.

Award winners receive a year’s worth of professional development (including talks from guest speakers working in commercial galleries, art charities and private collections), as well as inclusion in a group exhibition.

Applications are welcomed from early career artists of any age and nationality, with or without formal training, though not in formal education. All styles of media are considered, including installation, site specific, performance, conceptual and video work. A minimum of four years exhibiting experience is expected. Applicants, based in the UK and internationally, must be committed to embracing all aspects of the Award and actively participate in all Award events.

Entry fee is £8.00

Please note that the Society is unable to contribute financially towards artist expenses, travel costs or any costs associated with the group show exhibition.

All applicants will be required to complete an application. This comprises:
Up to 10 images of 5 works.
An artist statement of no more than 400 words.
A CV no more than two pages long.
A brief statement about what you hope to achieve by winning the award, no more than 200 words long.

The closing deadline for online submission is 5pm Monday 02 November 2020.

Notification of all results will be sent by email in early December.