Royal Society of Sculptors - Grizedale Forest, Lake District

Grizedale Residencies 2020




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 40 sculptures in the collection and the forest welcomes over 250,000 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. 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 residency will run from 31 July – 11 September 2020 inclusively.

Each artist will receive a £1,000 stipend, £1,000 for materials and £100 towards travel costs.


Royal Society of Sculptors
Grizedale Forest, Lake District