Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2019-20

The most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in the UK: offering £8,000 in financial support towards the making of new work and a solo show in 2020.

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. The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award seeks 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.

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 award now includes a UK Touring Programme, taking MTSA artists to partner venues across the UK.

The selection panel for the 2019/20 award is:

Simon Wallis OBE, Director, The Hepworth Wakefield
Rebecca Scott,
artist and Mark Tanner Trust
Anna Reading,
winner of the MTSA 2018/19

The panel will be chaired by Michael Taylor, director of Standpoint.

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 NOT to those undertaking postgraduate research work leading to a PhD/Mphil/MLitt/ MRes or equivalent.

For more information about the application process, and previous MTSA winners, visit:

Applications close 31 March 2019.