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Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018-19 

Application Portal Opens Jan 1 2018

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award will open for applications on January 1st 2018    Successful applicants will be invited for interview in early April where interviews will take place at Standpoint.   Due to the high volume of entries and the collective nature of the decision-making process, we are unable to contact or give feedback to artists who are not shortlisted for interview.   

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. 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 financial award to assist in the production of a new body of work is £8,000, made in 3 payments over the course of the year, at the end of which there will be a solo exhibition at Standpoint Gallery.  


The selection panel for the 2018 award are: 

Cathie Pilkington RA

Frances Richardson: Winner of the 2017/18 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 

Rebecca Scott: artist and Chair of the trustees of the Mark Tanner Foundation 

Michael Taylor: Director of Standpoint  

Eligibility: Applicants must be established residents of the UK. We are now able to accept applications from artists based across the UK. 

Students in current education are not eligible to apply. This applies to BA and MA students, or equivalent, but NOT to those undertaking postgraduate research work leading to a PhD/Mphil/MLitt/ MRes 


Applications open on 1st January 2018

Application deadline is midnight on 31st March 2018 

Interviews will take place at Standpoint Gallery during early April.

   Please click HERE to download the Information for applicants