About the residency

For over 40 years, artist residencies and creative practices have been at the heart of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Working with Te Tuhi in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and supported by philanthropists Sigrid and Stephen Kirk, YSP offers an exceptional residency opportunity for an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand.

The residency comprises three to four weeks at YSP and includes hospitality and accommodation, access to metal and wood workshops, basic studio space, a materials budget of £500, economy international airfares to the value of £1,500, travel expenses within the United Kingdom (up to £200) and an artist stipend of £2,000. The artist is not required to make an object or exhibition, but they will receive curatorial and up to half a day of technical support. YSP is two hours by train from London King’s Cross and we understand the importance of the capital city to any aspiring artist. As part of the residency, its benefactors generously offer use of a guest suite at their home in central London for up to 10 days.

This opportunity is intended to support artists who have not yet developed a mainstream career and for whom this is likely to be their first working visit to the UK. On their return to Aotearoa New Zealand they are invited to make an exhibition proposal to Te Tuhi.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park UK residency award. To stay up to date with future opportunities, join our mailing list here. 

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