Mark Tanner Sculpture Award: Call For Artists

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is the most significant award in the UK for emerging artists working in sculpture, unique in offering both financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition to an exceptional emerging sculptor.

The award seeks to reward outstanding and innovative practice in the field of sculpture with particular interest 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 three 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 2014/15 award is:

  • Laurence Sillars: Chief Curator of The Baltic, Gateshead
  • Richard Wilson: British sculptor
  • Kate Lyddon: Winner of the 2014/15 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award
  • Rebecca Scott: Chair of the trustees of the Mark Tanner Foundation

The panel will be chaired by Fiona MacDonald, Standpoint Gallery curator.


Applicants must be established residents of the UK. The award is now able to accept applications from all artists based in 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.

Application deadline is midnight on Tuesday 20 January 2015 

Interviews will take place at Standpoint Gallery on Tuesday 10 February 2014