The selection committee will be meeting in late September and you will be notified via email of the outcome of your application in October. The selection committee are:

Laura Ford PRSS

Almuth Tebbenhoff VPRSS

Nicola Anthony MRSS

Barbara Beyer MRSS

Simon Hitchens FRSS

Rebecca Newnham FRSS

Mark Richards FRSS

Amy Stephens FRSS


  • Be part of an internationally recognised organisation with professional accreditation (Member MRSS and Fellow FRSS) and members who generously share their experience, skills and knowledge
  • Access member-only opportunities including residencies, awards, commissions and continuing professional development. During the last year we have offered our members a number of member-only exhibition opportunities alongside partners, for example Grizedale Forest in the Lake District, Spotlight with Brooke Benington at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, a residency at Thread, Senegal with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and a selling exhibition here at the Society’s headquarters in South Kensington, London
  • Discover the latest opportunities, both member-only and from across the sector, in our weekly members’ newsletter. Our members’ newsletter includes national and international paid opportunities which average £150,000 per week
  • Promote your work online in our searchable directory of members’ portfolios
  • Publicise your exhibitions and events online in Our Sculptors On View
  • Access our online members’ area to connect with fellow sculptors
  • Participate in regular regional Zoom calls, hosted by your local Trustee representative
  • Receive invitations to our private views, exhibitions, seminars and talks
  • Feature in the Society’s archive
  • Develop your practice with the support of the Society’s fellows as part of our mentoring scheme


The annual membership fees for 2022 are:

Members (MRSS): £199.12

Fellows (FRSS): £238.74

As a charity, the Royal Society of Sculptors relies on membership fees to operate.


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 and all fields must be completed. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Applications must be received by the closing time and date specified. No responsibility can be accepted for applications which are incomplete, delayed or not received for whatever reason. Regrettably, incomplete applications will not be submitted to the selection committee for review and will therefore be classed as an unsuccessful application. Refunds will not be given for incomplete applications. We are unable to provide individual feedback on membership applications. The membership application fee is non-refundable.

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