Submissions deadline: 10 May 2019 (17.00 BST)
Award winners announced: 5 June 2019
Open to emerging artists working in 3D, based within the UK but outside of London, the Sculpture Production Award 2019 will provide six sculptors with skills mentoring and a £1,000 production grant towards the realisation of a new work. One of the six artists will also be invited to exhibit at the Coventry Biennial 2019.
The Award is aimed at artists looking to explore the process of working with specialist fabricators. It is a unique opportunity for artists to realise a piece of sculpture from concept through to completion with support into this new way of working.
Ruth Claxton, Associate Director of Eastside Projects and Creative Director of STEAMhouse
Flora Fairbairn, Independent Curator, Art Advisor and Director of Branch Arts
Ryan Gander, Artist
Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Lucy Tomlins, Director of Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre
PSC will support the six artists to find the fabricator or technical specialist they need to create a new three-dimensional artwork. They will be awarded £1,000 towards the production costs of the piece. Additionally, they will receive mentoring throughout this new way of working.
Fabrication support possibilities range from traditional mould making and modelling to metal work or digital design. It can be on the spectrum of ‘straight fabrication’ to the artist working directly with a technician to learn new skills themselves.
Partners of the Production Skills Award 2019 are Branch Arts, Castlefield Gallery, Coventry Biennial, CVAN EM, CVAN South East, Eastside Projects, New Art West Midlands, New Contemporaries, Primary, STEAMhouse, Temporary Contemporary, YVAN Yorkshire and Humberside and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. More information on all the partners can be found here.
Funded by Arts Council England and Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre.
With special thanks to CVAN EM, CVAN South East, Eastside Projects, New Art West Midlands, STEAMhouse and the Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network for supporting the cost of administering the Open Call to ensure it remains free to apply.