By submitting an application, the entrant promises that all of the information comprised in the application is correct. The entrant also promises to comply with these rules and any other Award requirements specified by the Society (whether on its website or otherwise) and the Society reserves its right to exclude any entry which in its opinion does not comply.

All applications must be made using the online form. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Applications must be received by the closing date specified.


Applications are welcomed from early career artists of any age and nationality, with or without formal training, though not in formal education. All styles of media are considered, including installation, site specific, performance, conceptual and video work. A minimum of four years exhibiting experience is expected. Applicants, UK based an international, must be committed to embracing all aspects of the Award and actively participate in all Award events.

Please note that existing Royal Society of Sculptors members are not eligible to apply.


By submitting an application the entrant, should they be successful and selected, is agreeing to attend all GBA mentoring sessions, please see future session dates below:

13 December 2018, 2-5pm (Bursary Awards 2018 group show private view and Society members’ Christmas party in evening)

  • 21 January 2019, 2-5pm
  • 18 February 2019, 2-5pm
  • 18 March 2019, 2-5pm
  • 15 April 2019, 2-5pm
  • 20 May 2019, 2-5pm
  • 17 June 2019, 2-5pm
  • 15 July 2019, 2-5pm
  • 16 September 2019, 2-5pm
  • 21 October 2019, 2-5pm
  • 18 November 2019, 2-5pm

Please note that if a successful entrant misses three mentoring sessions they will be excluded from the exhibition. If unable to attend a mentoring session in person we do allow the use of Skype.


By submitting an application the entrant, should they be successful and selected, is agreeing to participate in a Sculpture Slam talk and group exhibition with other successful entrants. The exhibition runs December 2019 to the end of February 2020, the Slam Talk will take place early 2020.

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