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Yorkshire Sculpture Park Residency 2023

5 Days left to apply for our Residency opportunity with YSP!



Set in 500 acres of stunning landscape, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is an international centre for the creation, display and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture. For over forty years residencies have been at the heart of YSP, offering opportunities for artists to reflect and move forward with their practice.

We understand that people with less social and economic capital do not have the same access to cultural opportunities. Class origin has been identified as one of the most significant barriers to the culture sector in research such as the Panic! report funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We are privileged to be collaborating with the Working Class Creatives Database (WCCD) to offer an on site residency at YSP in October 2023.

This Award is open to application for members of the WCCD and will be selected in collaboration between YSP and WCCD. Names will be removed to anonymise applications before shortlisting.

Joining WCCD is free and by self-definition. Join WCCD here.

  • A residency at YSP from 10–22 October 2023

  • Potential access to our facilities including metal and wood workshops

  • Fee of £750

  • Up to £250 for materials

  • On-site accommodation at YSP

  • Return travel in the UK up to £150

  • Food and hospitality

  • Support from YSP’s Curatorial team

  • Half-day support for YSP’s Technical team

  • The possibility of a public facing element, by mutual agreement

If this is of interest, please submit a PDF document of no more than five pages including a short statement on your current practice, any information about your work, images of your work and a simple outline of your plans if you were to be offered the residency. This plan does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency. We accept the written elements of the application as audio recordings, videos or voice notes of up to five minutes. YSP welcomes applications from all artistic disciplines.


Applications should be submitted to curators@ysp.org.uk by midnight on Sunday 10 September.

The selected artist will be notified no later than Friday 15 September.


Please email curators@ysp.org.uk before the application deadline with any questions.


You can download the Residency Pack via the YSP website here



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