Yorkshire Sculpture International has an extensive engagement programme, spanning education, community collaborations and artist support.
We explore sculpture with people of all ages, connecting them with the materials and processes used in making sculpture today and showing how sculpture can be found all around us. We are currently working with a group of 25 artists across Yorkshire as part of our 2022 Sculpture Network.
Through our community engagement programme, we make meaningful connections and collaborations with local groups, creating opportunities for all four galleries to welcome new and diverse audiences.
Our partnership with Freelands Foundation enabled teachers working in Yorkshire to take part in a Continuing Professional Development Programme to upskill their teaching and artistic practice, exploring how sculpture can be used in the classroom and creating a lasting legacy of a sculptural curriculum.
We work with schools and colleges in Leeds and Wakefield on artist-led projects with sculptures from our renowned art collections going into classrooms.
Our partners Leeds Beckett University and University of Leeds have been working with us to explore sculpture in all its forms.
The Sculpture Network supports a network of artists who work in sculpture and are based in Yorkshire. The project was created out of a need to connect with other artists in the lockdown of 2020, and its success has continued it for second iteration in 2022.
Our Associate Artists programme gave five artists in Yorkshire a bursary and support with their professional development, inviting visiting artists to work with them and mentoring from our partner galleries.
We also commission artists to work on the engagement programme, exploring new ways to make work with people in Leeds and Wakefield.
The engagement programme is made possible through partnerships with ArtUK, Ernest Cook Trust, Freelands Foundation, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds City College, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, University of Leeds and Wakefield College.
To find out more about the engagement programme, please contact Ella Cronk, Engagement Curator on email@example.com
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