call for artists: The Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Are you an emerging or early career ceramic artist with plans to complete an overseas residency, mentorship or other professional development opportunity? Then you might be eligible for a Cultural Trust grant.

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust offers grants of up to $10,000 to assist talented early career artists to gain experience, develop networks and learn skills from leaders in their field.
The Cultural Trust provides support for structured professional development and networking opportunities overseas such as:
• Residencies
• Mentorships
• Study tours which have a clear skills development focus
• Private lessons
• Internships
• Workshops
• Conferences and festivals

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, go HERE.

Applications close: 15 January 2019

Please note, the current funding round only applies to projects or travel after 3 May 2019.

Photo: Amy Kennedy, Untitled, 2014, artist-blend glaze material, h.12.5cm, w.41cm, d.35cm; Christopher Sanders Photography
Amy Kennedy received a Cultural Trust grant in 2011 to travel to the US and complete a 10-week artist residency at the Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, present at a ceramics conference and visit art museums, galleries and artists’ studios to complete research.

call for entries: British Ceramics Biennial’s AWARD

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) announces the call for entries for AWARD, inviting UK-based artists to submit proposals for this £10,000 prize and exhibition. AWARD is the headline exhibition in BCB, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 and provides a platform for some of the UK’s most talented artists working in clay. The next BCB festival will take place in Stoke-on-Trent from 28 September to 10 November 2019.

Up to 10 artists will be selected for AWARD, each receiving a grant of £500 towards the realisation of their exhibition proposal. To mark the 10th year of the British Ceramics Biennial, the prize money for AWARD has been doubled to £10,000 and will be awarded to one artist during the run of the festival. There will also be an opportunity for the winner to be involved in both selection process for AWARD 2021 and the subsequent BCB 2021 exhibition programme.

Deadline 5 December 2018

British Ceramics Biennial
Facebook: @britishceramics.biennial
Twitter: @bcbfestival

movie day: Leaven by Gaia Alari

Short film in clay animation designed and directed by one person only.
It is an experimental animation that explores the role of women within a traditional family (symbolic), and how self sacrifice is accepted and considered a duty for a woman by those who surround her.

Design, animation and direction: Gaia Alari

Music by Alessandro Scarlatti

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