movie day: In The Studio with KC Adams

KC Adams is an Indigenous artist’s artist. With deep roots in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba, she has, for decades, been activating Indigenous communities in the arts and beyond. Adams’s ongoing photography series Cyborg Hybrids was a viral sensation before memes. But at the core, her work engages Indigenous and settler communities in complex conversations about how colonialism and race affect our relations. Perception, another buzz-worthy photo series from Adams first seen in bus shelters, on billboards and in public spaces across Winnipeg, will be published in book form by Portage & Main Press in May 2019.

In this video shot on location at the La Maison des artistes visuels francophones in Winnipeg, Adams reflects on her her journey as an artist, and her new work with clay pottery. —Lindsay Nixon, editor-at-large.

job posting: Executive Director @ Northern Clay Center

Executive Director
Northern Clay Center has been an innovative cornerstone of the ceramic arts. Renowned for visionary leadership, compassionate teamwork, and unsurpassed hospitality, NCC is now seeking new executive leadership.

The executive director is responsible for leading all facets of Northern Clay Center (NCC) operations that address the Center’s mission of advancing the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community through education, exhibitions, and artist services. This includes, but is not limited to, providing artistic vision, strategic planning, and organizational management. The executive director provides oversight and leadership for the Center’s three primary program areas (education, exhibitions, and artist services) within the overall policies established by the Board of Directors. The executive director works closely with senior staff members to realize the goals and objectives of NCC’s Strategic Framework designed and implemented in 2017.


View the full job description and application instructions here.

Visit our Volunteer page for more information about alternative ways to get involved in our community.

Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.

residency opportunity: embolden

ABOUT embolden

Embolden is an annual Festival challenging ageism and building respect for Elders. It provides unique opportunities for all community members, service providers and Elders to learn from each other about making cultural change happen. It recognises the capacity of Elders to co-design, co-produce and co-lead innovations. Other innovative features of Embolden include:

  1. Learning from each other – cross cultural respect
  2. Engaging approaches to learning  eg: Market of Great Ideas, Fashion Parade
  3. Building momentum for real cultural change (nudge theory)
  4. Capacity building – resourcing community leaders
  5. Recognising Geriactivism – the role of Elders in creating social change
  6. Working towards a Gerontocracy – increased governance by Elders.

Embolden will leave you feeling inspired AND with the resources for change. Check out our Embolden2018 page by clicking the link here.


Embolden2019 will be hosted on 1-3 September, 2019. Times will be announced shortly. ​The event will be held at the St Kilda Town Hall, Carlise Street St Kilda Melbourne. The following links provide more information and will be activated soon:

  • Embolden2018 Collection (report): here
  • Registration: here
  • Partnering and sponsorship opportunities: here
  • Program: coming soon
  • Presenters: coming soon
  • Volunteer opportunities: here
  • Market of Great Ideas: here
  • Fashion Parade: here
  • ​St Kilda travel & accomodation: here
  • Media information: here
  • Artist in residence: here
  • Contact us: here


Registration for Embolden2019 is now open and has been kept at the same accessible pricing – for Early Bird registration only. Check out the registration page here.

Partners and sponsors

Embolden2019 will be hosted by the Celebrate Ageing Program in partnership with the City of Port Phillip and will be located at the beautiful St Kilda Town Hall. Check out our partnering and sponsorship page for more information here.

OUT Maine @ Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Celebrated LGBTQ artists from around the U.S. will teach each workshop to help empower and inspire 70 Maine young LGBTQ people to see themselves in their fullest capacity and model an open and out life in the arts. Youth participants will work and learn alongside one another in the studios in a safe and supportive community. Students, faculty and chaperones will live on campus for three days and participate in evening presentations and discussion groups facilitated by teaching artists. Fee for the weekend is $25 and scholarships are available if needed. For more information, contact OUT Maine program director, Sue Campbell at

Completed nominations, permission forms and registration fees are due at Haystack by May 31st.

Workshops include:

Ceramics with Joshua Paul Hebbert: Clay vessels: Storytelling and identity  

Joshua Paul Hebbert has worked for a variety of cultural craft institutions, including Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his BFA from Creighton University in Ceramics.  He is currently an artist in residence at the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia, PA.

Mail to: Haystack, PO Box 518, Deer Isle, ME 04627

Phone: 207-348-2306 Email:

More info HERE.

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