GUIDE; WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR APPLICATION

1. APPLICATION FORM

  • On the RT. Nelson Awards for Sculpture website https://sculptureawards.nz/
  • The application form is half-way down the home page, under the heading ENTER THE AWARDS
  • Applications close 20 January 2023, but we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later

2. APPLICATION FEE

  • Once you have submitted the application form, we will email you details on how to pay
  • $30 for 1 artwork, $60 for 2 artworks. Limit of two artworks.
  • Full payment will confirm your application

3. IMAGES OF YOUR SCULPTURES

  • Email your images to awards@artshow.co.nz
  • If your artwork has been created, please send up to 6 images of each work showing it from different angles
  • If your artworks are not completed, please send concept drawings of your intended works and samples of previous works so that the judges can get a good sense of your practice
  • Include information about each work: title, medium, dimensions and the story behind each work (comprehensive but brief)

4. ARTIST PROFILE / STATEMENT

  • Email your profile to awards@artshow.co.nz
  • Tell us something interesting about you and your art practice
  • No more than A4 size in length
  • Include any study, most recent exhibitions, award history, and any other information you think might help
  • Please note, however, that formal art training, exhibitions and awards are not a prerequisite for eligibility

APPLICATION COMPLETE?

  • Once all required elements are received, your application will be submitted for consideration
  • We will also contact you should we require more information about your application
  • We wish you the best of luck and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions – awards@artshow.co.nz

RT NELSON AWARDS FOR SCULPTURE TIMELINE GUIDE

This timeline is a brief guide for your reference. Full details regarding dates, times and delivery addresses will be given to finalists.

Aug 2022Applications open.
Application fee: $30 for 1 artwork, $60 for 2 artworks. Limit of two artworks
Application fee is non-refundable
January 20, 2023Applications close
January 30Deadline for images and artist profile
Applications will only be considered when all elements are received by RT. Nelson Awards for Sculpture team
February 10Artists notified about selection results
February 17Selected finalists to confirm their participation by this date.
They will receive full instructions and resources to help them prepare for the awards exhibition 1-3 June 2022
May 29 Deliver artworks to TSB Arena, Wellington
May 30Sculptures that are delicate or require assembly are to be delivered and installed by artists
May 31Judging
June 1Winners announced at a private function at the TSB Arena Wellington
June 1 – 3RT. Nelson Awards for Sculpture exhibition at the TSB Arena, Wellington, hosted by the NZ Art Show
June 4Exhibition closed to public and uninstalled. Sculptures that are delicate or require disassembly are to be uninstalled by artists
June 5Artists may collect unsold artwork in person from TSB Arena – 10am
June 6Courier unsold artworks to artists from TSB Arena venue
NB: The morning of June 6th is the last day for all unsold artworks to be collected
July 20Artists who have sold artworks will be paid by this date