If you are unsure about any aspect of the application process, please contact Parker Harris info@parkerharris.co.uk or call + 44 (0) 1372 462190 prior to submission.

If your proposed work has been exhibited in a solo or group show in a public or commercial gallery it is not eligible for Women Make Sculpture commission.  However, if the work has been conceived but not made into a three-dimensional work, then it is eligible for the commission.

Yes, any medium which exists in three dimensions and for the final commission, suitable for outdoor exhibition, is acceptable.

Basic site details will be provided for the open call. Detailed site descriptions to include load bearing, height and other parameters will be provided to the shortlisted artists.

There is a strictly limited budget available to contribute to the transport of the work to site and for its standard installation and de-installation and artists should make full provision for these costs in their application. The shortlisted artists’ budget and proposed work will be considered on the basis of realistic costings and practicality of transport and installation. The parameters of the installation cost covered by the commission budget will be decided on a case by case basis.

Depending on the nature of the work, spatial, storage and budgetary considerations, it may be possible to make/install the work over a period of time on site.

Yes, if you would like to access the libraries, collections of UCL or be introduced to academic staff in any field of research of the university, we will endeavour to make introductions and connections. Access to UCL’s fabrication facilities is by separate negotiation and will depend on the requirements.

There will be a digital catalogue published to accompany the exhibition.

Yes, the competition is open to all professional women artists currently resident in the UK.

All artists will be notified of the outcome of their application by 17 January 2019 via email, including the six shortlisted artists.

The panel will interview the six shortlisted artists on 13 February 2019 only. Please save this date as Skype or telephone interview is not permissible. The announcement of the commissioned artist will be made on the evening of the interviews on 13 February at Somerset House and artists are asked to attend with their supporters.

The sites are on the UCL Bloomsbury campus and include the Japanese Garden, Wilkins Terrace and Huxley Circle. Yes, the sites can be visited at any time and have public access 24 hours a day. Please refer to the attached site maps and ask UCL staff to point you in the right direction.

Following the announcement on 13 February 2019, the commissioned artist will be required to sign a contract outlining the expectations and duration of the commission and exhibition.

Yes, the commission can be for production of existing unrealised work or new work.

Check that each of your image files 1MB or less and that it is a JPEG file format.  If you still encounter problems, please contact us using the form on the contact us page, e-mail info@parkerharris.co.uk or call + 44 (0) 1372 462190.

The panel will be delighted to give feedback to the unsuccessful shortlisted artists.

Help & Support

Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris:

020 3653 0896(9.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

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