Artist in residence opportunity: Fiskars Village, Finland

Artists/professionals are selected once a year on the basis of applications. The selection is  made by an appointed work group consisting of 3-6 professionals within the creative bransches. At selection, special attention is given to the applicants professional level and on the adequacy of the work in Fiskars Village. For the stipends, collaborative or Fiskars oriented work are prioritized. The next application deadline will be on September 15th 2011 (00:00 EET) for residency periods during 2012. To apply, please submit our online application form. Please compliment your application form by emailing us

  • your CV/resumé (doc, pdf)
  • 5-10 work samples (max 20mb files in total)

to: applications@fiskarsair.fi
If you have your CV/resumé and works samples published on your web site, you only need to fill out the form. The selected applicants will be notified by email only. Please check your spam inbox and this web site under “Artsist in Residence” if you have not received an email within a month of deadline. Artists do not pay any rent for the residence apartment with work space. However, a monthly maintainance fee is required from all artists for the complete period of residence. The fee covers maintainence and hosting costs. The fee should be payed at least two (2) months prior to the first day of the offered and confirmed residence period. If the maintainance fee is not transfered to the cooperative´s bank account in time, the residence period will be cancelled. Artists must finance their own travel to/from the village, her/his own food and other daily requirements, including working materials. It is our wish that the visitor donates an art piece or product to the AiR collection at the end of his/her residency. The selected stipend artist for January-March does not have to pay any maintanance fee. We offer 14 residency periods with lengths ranging from 3 months in the winter season to 1 month in the summer.

  • 1 January – 31 March (design project stipend 600e)
  • 1 April – 31 May (2 months, 300e)
  • 1 June – 30 June (1 month, 300e)
  • 1 July – 31 July (1 month, 300e)
  • 1 August – 31 August (1 month, 300e)
  • 1 September – 31 October (2 months, 300e)
  • 1 October – 31 December (2 months, 300e)

Clay Gallery: Cups of Fire – National Ceramic Cup Competition

Clay Gallery presents Cups of Firs, a national juried cup exhibition which embraces a wide spectrum of cup forms both sculptural and utilitarian. Clay Gallery is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Requirements: • The Show is open to all artists who are residents of and working in the United States.
• All work is expected to be predominately made in clay.
• All work accepted must be available for sale during the exhibition.
• Each piece of work is limited to 15 pounds and must not exceed 30 inches in all dimensions.
• Work entered should not be so fragile that shipment or public display is potentially harmful to the work or the viewer.
• Work must be properly prepared and presented for display.
• Accepted work which differs significantly from the application will be disqualified. The non-refundable processing fee for applying electronically by November 1, 2011 is $25.00, payable online at the time you fill out the application at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=761
Each entrant may submit up to three (3) pieces of work with one digital image per piece for consideration by the juror. Images must be of current work and representative of work the artist plans to exhibit at the show. Deadline: November 1st, 2011 Website: http://www.claygallery.org/ Link to entry and more information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=761 Email notification will begin on November 16th and conclude no later than December 15, 2012. Clay Gallery, 335 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105via bay area art grind

Call for submissions: Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

pic Image: Brendan Tang
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and The RBC Award for Glass. With the ongoing generosity of Ms. Winifred Shantz and the RBC Foundation, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery presents these prestigious national awards for early-career practicing ceramic and glass artists who have been working professionally for between 3 to 10 years. The awards are intended to allow each winning artist to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities with the capacity to advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in his or her career. Winners of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and the RBC Award for Glass will receive $10,000 each. Juries comprised of respected artists and arts professionals associated with the silica arts will choose a finalist list. This year’s winners will be announced at a gala event on October 13, 2011. Each of these annual awards presents a monetary prize for innovative professional development to an emerging ceramic or glass artist, allowing the recipients time to travel, to attend international residencies or to conduct research that will enrich experience and fortify career aspirations in the field of contemporary art or fine craft. To apply to either of these awards, you must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You must also meet the definition of a professional artist. The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and the RBC Award for Glass is accessible to Aboriginal artists and artists of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada. Deadline for Submissions – Friday, August 26, 2011 by 5pm For more information, please contact Christian Bernard Singer, Curator, at (519) 746-1882, ext. 230 or via email at: christian@canadianclayandglass.ca. Or visit our website: www.theclayandglass.ca/events/awards Winners of the Winifred Shantz Award have included the following outstanding recipients: Brendan Tang (2010), Jasna Sokolovic (2009), Kasia Piech (2008), Rory MacDonald (2007), Ying-Yueh Chuang (2006), Kate Hyde (2005), Joan Bruneau (2004), Marc Vincent Egan (2003), Laurent Craste (2002), Susan Collett (2001). All of the RBC Award for Glass winners to date have represented the remarkable practices that make up contemporary glass art. Previous winners of the RBC Award for Glass are Rachael Wong (2010), Cali Bales (2009), and Julia Reimer (2008). The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery fosters interaction among artworks, artists, and community and is recognized nationally for its critically acclaimed exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists. The Gallery offers lectures, classes, workshops, tours, and houses an ever- expanding collection of historical and contemporary Canadian ceramic, glass and enamel art, conserving and promoting a rich and active component of Canada’s rich cultural heritage. Our award winning architecture, outstanding exhibitions and programs have placed The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery at the forefront of contemporary art experience. The Gallery is located at 25 Caroline Street North in Waterloo, Ontario. It is open Tuesday to Friday, from 11 am to 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays 1 to 5 pm. Admission to the Gallery is free.

Call for entry: Indigenous Ceramic Art Award

Vera Cooper Our world is a Midden, Holding the Past, Present and Future, 2008

Vera Cooper
Our world is a Midden, Holding the Past, Present and Future, 2008

The next Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA) is scheduled for February – April 2012 and is held bi-annually. The ICAA was developed by Shepparton Art Gallery to support Indigenous ceramic artists and acknowledge the special industry of ceramic art practice. The awards encourage and stimulate excellence in this sphere, providing cultural exchange opportunities for Indigenous artists from around Australia and regional Victoria. This biennale award exhibition surveys current Indigenous ceramic art practise, demonstrates current developments in the field including contemporary and traditional works. An exciting public program of cultural activities also accompanies the exhibition and typically includes: ceramic workshops with artists, exhibition floor talks, ceramic workshops for children, and ceramic workshops for Indigenous men and women. Shepparton Art Gallery is a regional gallery with a unique focus. It collects Australian ceramics from the 19th and 20th century and its ceramic collection is one of the best in Australia. Shepparton Art Gallery’s collection of Australian and International ceramics now spans over 3000 works. Due to the Indigenous Ceramic Art Award the gallery now has a growing collection of contemporary Aboriginal ceramics. The Indigenous Ceramic Art Award is made possible with the generous support of The Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation, Margaret Lawrence Bequest, FRRR, S.J. Rothfield Family Fund (Melbourne Community Foundation) and the Sarah and Ballieu Myer Foundation.

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