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Closed: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

Photo of a green field at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Applications now closed

Residency: 2 to 4 weeks between July and September 2017

Successful applicant announced

Gonçalo Birra, MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Arts (2016 alumni) was announced as the 2017 AER Resident at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Read Gonçalo Birra's Residency Report

About AER

The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) was launched in 2015 by UAL Research Centre for Sustainable Fashion and UAL Chair of Art and the Environment Professor Lucy Orta. AER provides UAL graduates with the exceptional opportunity to apply for a 2 to 4-week residency at one of our internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights.

AER 2017 Residency at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) seeks to provide a centre of international, national and regional importance for the production, exhibition and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture.

The revelatory nature of YSP opens up possibilities and encourages exploration of the relationship between art and nature, stimulating engagement and adventure in the surroundings.

This residency takes place within the grounds of YSP, giving privileged out-of-hours access to respond to the park’s diverse natural environment, as well as a unique opportunity to create work that can engage with the YSP visitors in new ways.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park website

Read the reports from previous AER Residencies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park:

Pat Naldi, 2016 YSP Residency Report