The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2010, London (Lá Fora… 123)

Deadline : 31 May 2009

Initial selection is by panel. We are pleased to announce that this year’s guest selector is Cornelia Parker

The selection process will take place during June.

http://www.standpointlondon.co.uk/mta.html
The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is now the largest sculpture prize of its kind in the UK. It 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.

Originated in 2001, The Tanner award increased to a total of £10,000 in 2005. £6,000 goes direct to the receiving artist towards the production of new work, and £4,000 funds and promotes the solo exhibition held at Standpoint Gallery the following year.

The Tanner award is a partnership project by Standpoint Gallery and the charitable trust set up in memory of the sculptor Mark Tanner, who trained at St Martins and was one of the first artists to show at Standpoint. He died in 1998 after a long illness.

Standpoint Gallery is an independent, artist run project and exhibition space with charitable status. The Tanner award forms an important constituent part of our core aims – to act as a platform for emerging artists outside the commercial gallery system, to support the diversity and vibrancy of artistic production, to promote excellence and commitment in the artist as maker, and to provide an arena for artists’ networks and professional development.

The award is aimed at sculptors based in Greater London who are making ambitious, outstanding work within fine art practice, and we are particularly interested in work that demonstrates a commitment to process and material.

 

The Award

The award is intended to support the creative work of an exceptional emerging sculptor over one year. The value of the award is up to £6000 to cover the artist’s expenses, both in terms of time and materials, towards making new works that will be exhibited for the first time at Standpoint Gallery September-October 2007.

A further £4000 goes towards the organisation and promotion of the exhibition.

During the year of the award there will be a number of occasions when Standpoint Gallery curator will meet with the artist to discuss progress and any issues regarding the exhibition. Payment will be released in 3 stages throughout the year following progress meetings.
Criteria

The award is aimed at sculptors who are making ambitious, outstanding work within contemporary fine art practice. We are particularly interested in work that demonstrates a commitment to process and material.

There is no age limit. We seek to give the award to an artist who demonstrates the development of a mature practice, but to whom the prize would make a considerable difference.

Due to financial and practical constraints, we are at present only able to accept applications from artists whose studio is within the Greater London area.

 

Applying

All applications must include:
1.      A Mac-friendly disc with up to 10 images as J-peg files at 72dpi, maximum width/height for images 20cm – all other information should be sent as hard-copy.

         NO POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

2.      A separate sheet listing the details of each work: title, date, materials, dimensions, process – corresponding to the numbered image.

3.      CV- max 2 sides A4 including contact details and studio address.

4.      An artist statement (max 500 words)

5.      A summary of how the award would be used and how it would benefit the applicant’s work and professional development (max 500 words).

6.      A written reference from a professional within the applicant’s field of practice should be included with the application.

7.      We will not return materials unless specified, if so please send a stamped self-addressed envelope of sufficient size and postage with the application. If applicants require acknowledgement of receipt of their application, a separate SAE marked ‘Acknowledgment’ in the top left hand corner should also be enclosed.

Send to: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD.

Please put your name on each sheet, do not staple the sheets together and do not send in folders.

Application deadline is 31 May 2009
The selection process will take place during June.
Initial selection is by panel. We are pleased to announce that this year’s guest selector is Cornelia Parker .
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a studio visit to take place towards the end of June.

 

Please do not contact Standpoint once you have submitted your application.
All decisions will be communicated in writing.

 

Standpoint, 45 Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 6HD

Fonte: www.standpointlondon.co.uk


About this entry