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Set in 500 acres of historic parkland Yorkshire Sculpture Park seeks to provide a centre of regional, national and international importance for the creation and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Current Opportunities

Open Call: New Sculpture in Yorkshire

As part of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s continued commitment to supporting and developing creative talent in the county, we are delighted to announce an open call for a number of outdoor sculpture commissions on behalf of a private collection. 

The YSP Curatorial Team will support artists throughout the selection, production and installation process as well as giving feedback to those who propose ideas but are not chosen, offering constructive review towards the continued development of their practice and career.
Proposals are invited from any artist, including students, based in the historic county of Yorkshire as defined by the Association of British Counties.
It is anticipated that the selected artworks will be sculptures in three-dimensional form, though consideration will be given to different media and those that are not necessarily ground level, for example being suspended from a tree. There will be a maximum of six commissions, each by different artists, but we are open to receiving more than one proposal from artists or collectives.
There is an outline budget of £10,000 for each commission, not including transport and installation, but exceptional proposals in excess of this will also be considered.
We warmly encourage all to apply. For further details, please download the artist brief here

A short video of the site can be viewed here.
Closing date for outline proposals 19 July 2020.

Tune Into Nature Music Prize

A competition for musicians and singer/songwriters aged 16-29 whose work fosters a stronger relationship with nature through contemporary popular music.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park has teamed up with the Nature Connectedness Research Group at the University of Derby, musician Sam Lee, Selfridges, and Tileyard London to search for a piece of original music that tunes into nature – helping to highlight the need for a new relationship with nature and provide vital support for young creative practitioners.

The winning entry will receive a £1,000 grant to support their work and also benefit from a free professional remix with Tileyard London, produced by award-winning songwriter and producer Martyn Ware, as well as the invitation to perform at Timber Festival in 2021. In addition, selected entries will be broadcast through all of Selfridges’ stores on a celebratory weekend in the autumn.

The research team at the University of Derby has found that the connection between young people and nature dips during teenage years and takes more than a decade to recover. Research also shows that references to nature in contemporary music have decreased consistently since the 1950s. This matters as a close connection with nature helps both the wellbeing of people and our planet, as people who are tuned into nature are more likely to care for it.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16-29 and resident in the UK and the £1,000 grant is sponsored by Selfridges as part of its Creativity is Not Cancelled campaign, supporting emerging creative talent, and in light of its long-term commitment to creating a more sustainable future for people and the planet.

Further details and how to enter can be found at www.ysp.org.uk/tune-into-nature-music-prize
Closing date 31 July 2020.


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