Artist Residency: Grizedale Forest

Two sculptors have the chance to enjoy a six week artist residency this year. They will be based at the beautiful Grizedale Forest in the Lake District.

Grizedale Forest.

Grizedale is the First Forest for Sculpture in the UK. It occupies over 7000 acres and attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year. Grizedale teems with wildlife. Offering lakes, mountains and trees this is a rich habitat. The managed woodland is home to England’s last indigenous herd of Red Deer. Red Squirrels, woodpeckers and Red Kites also live here. It currently displays 50 artworks and has an inspirational sculpture trail.

Grizedale boasts some of the most beautiful woodland in the UK. It is a wonderful location that inspires many people. Notable sculptors, such as Robert Koenig, have already completed an artist residency here.

Photograph looking across Grizedale Forest location of the artist residency
Grizedale Forest Photograph by James Burke.

Details of Artist Residency.

The first residency is open to an sculptor at the start of their career, who lives in the north west. The second is open to members of the Royal Society of Sculptors. The successful applicants will work alongside each other and thus develop their creative practice.

Both of these residencies attract funding, accommodation and support. This includes a grant for £1000, along with £1000 for materials and £100 towards travel costs. There is a cottage in Satterthwaite for the sculptors to live in during their residency. Each artist will also have their own studio in the heart of the forest.

The artist residencies include an online exhibition, an artist talk and an open studios event. The residencies and their impact on the sculptors’ work will be filmed in a short documentary.

The two residencies run from 30 July – 11 September this year. Further details and application forms can be found here. The deadline for applying is by 5pm 1st April 2021.

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