By submitting an application, the entrant promises that all of the information comprised in the application is correct. The entrant also promises to comply with these rules and any other requirements specified by the Society (whether on its website or otherwise) and the Society reserves its right to exclude any entry which in its opinion does not comply.

All applications must be made using the online form. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Applications must be received by the closing date specified.

Any submissions must be lawful, it must not be offensive, obscene, racist, discriminating or otherwise objectionable and it must not contain any form of advertising.

Entrants grant the Royal Society of Sculptors and Forestry England the unrestricted right (without royalty) to reproduce images of any work in connection with the Grizedale residency be it online, printed or otherwise disseminated.

The Judge’s decision is final. If the Royal Society of Sculptors is unable to contact any short listed artist or winners via the email address supplied by the entrant, the shortlist position lapses and the Society reserves the right to select alternative winners.



Applications are welcomed from all Royal Society of Sculptors members and early career sculptors. If you are an early career sculptor, you must meet the following criteria:

– Have completed an undergraduate degree within the last five years

– Can provide proof of exhibiting during the five years

– Are living and working in the North West of the UK

Applicants working on or towards a postgrad qualification will also qualify as long as the above criteria is still met.

For Society members, please note that for your application to be accepted, your 2021 annual membership fee must be paid in full by the submission deadline or an existing quarterly direct debit be in place.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview in person on 04 May 2021 in Manchester (or via Zoom).

Please refer to the questions below for more information:

We will only accept applications from artists living and working in the North West. We will need details of your current postal address when applying to this opportunity.

This opportunity is designed to support early career sculptors, we will not be able to accept applications if you completed your undergraduate more than five years ago and have been exhibiting for more than five years.

Unfortunately North Wales is not considered part of the North West of England and therefore artists based there will not be eligible to apply.

Yes, we are accepting applications from artists living and working in the North West. Undergraduate degrees can have been completed in any location, this also applies to exhibiting.

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