The Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant program is intended to
support the work of Minnesota ceramic artists at relatively early stages
in their careers, as they accomplish short-term, specific objectives.
2015 marks the 25th year of the Ceramic Artist Project Grant program,
funded by the Jerome Foundation. The program supports Minnesota ceramic
artists at relatively early stages in their careers, as they accomplish
short-term, specific objectives. The program will provide three grants
of $6,000 each in 2015 for projects to take place between April 1 and
December 31, 2015.
Projects may include, but are not limited to: experimenting with new
techniques and materials, working or studying with a mentor, purchasing
equipment to facilitate an aesthetic or technical investigation,
providing studio time, studio rental, supplies, technical support,
collaborations between ceramic artists and artists working in other
media, education or exhibition opportunities, and travel.
An exhibition of work produced during the grant period will take
place at Northern Clay Center at the conclusion of the grant. Recipients
will provide a brief image presentation on their work in conjunction
with the exhibition.
The Jerome Foundation in
St. Paul, MN, has supported the Ceramic Artist Project Grant program
for 25 years. The Foundation supports emerging professional artists who
are the principal creators of new work, and:
- who take risks and embrace challenges;
- whose developing voices reveal significant potential;
- who are rigorous in their approach to creation and production;
- who have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment; and
- who are not recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators.