About The Residency

Known as the First Forest for Sculpture in the UK and made up of 3,000 hectares of managed woodland located within the Lake District National Park, Grizedale is a unique place for visitors of all ages to enjoy art in the landscape 365 days a year. There are currently 50 sculptures in the collection and the forest welcomes over 200,000 visitors each year.

This opportunity for two artists to be based at Grizedale Forest is an annual, intensive six week long residency that aims to foster experimentation and innovation in response to the natural environment. The artists will be encouraged to reflect and connect with nature for the full six week period. A Royal Society of Sculptors member will be paired with an early-career sculptor (those having completed an undergraduate degree within the last five years and also living and working in the North West) to explore how creative ideas can evolve and how new ideas and innovative thinking can cross generations of artistic practice.

The 2021 Grizedale Residency winners are Florian Houlker (early career artist) and Susan Stockwell FRSS. For more information see our Current Winners page.

How to apply

Applications for the Grizedale Residency 2021 are now closed. 

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This award is generously supported by the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust