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.

Important update

Te Tuhi and YSP are carefully monitoring the Covid-19 situation on a day-to-day basis. Our first concern is for the health and well-being of our community and all with whom we come in contact. Given the current situation worldwide, Te Tuhi and YSP will be flexible in setting the dates for the 2020 residency. The successful applicant may undertake the 3-4 week residency in 2020/2021, the exact period of which will be negotiated at a later date. We encourage all those considering making an application to go ahead and do so with this update in mind.

Te Tuhi will continue to communicate as early as possible any changes to the conditions of this opportunity. For enquiries, please contact us here. 

To apply

Please submit a PDF of no more than five pages including a short statement on your current practice with images of your work, and a simple outline of your plans if you were to be offered the residency. This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency. Applications should be submitted to exhibitions@tetuhi.art by 5pm, Sunday 31 May 2020. Shortlisting and Skype interviews will take place in June.

As a Registered Sponsor for Migrant Workers in the UK, YSP is required to follow a strict procedure to ensure correct visa paperwork is in place for all visiting artists. In advance of the residency, the recipient will need to apply for a Tier 5 Temporary Visa, with YSP as a sponsor.

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