Are you an emerging artist? Do you want to develop your artistic practice? We have two opportunities for you!

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the
2016 RBC Award for Glass and Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

prestigious national awards allow practicing early career ceramic and
glass artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other
activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The
winner of each Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a
jury comprised of respected contemporary glass and ceramic artists and
other arts professionals. Winners will be celebrated and the awards
presented at a ceremony in Waterloo, Ontario on November 12, 2016.

be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics or the RBC Award
for Glass, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident
status. They must have developed skills through training and/or
practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be
recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition.
Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice
their art. All applicants have maintained a professional practice for no
more than 10 years prior to the date of application.

Application Guidelines:

To download the complete guidelines for the RBC Award for Glass or the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, visit In order to be considered, applications for either award must be received electronically by Monday, September 5, 2016.

About the Awards:

RBC Award for Glass is supported by RBC as part of the RBC Emerging
Artists Project. The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by
The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at The Kitchener
and Waterloo Community Foundation.

recipients of both awards truly represent the best of the emerging
ceramic and glass artists in Canada. Alwyn O’Brien of Salt Spring
Island, British Columbia was the winner of the 2015 Winifred Shantz
Award for Ceramics. Ito Laïla Le François of Rimouski, Quebec was the
winner of the 2015 RBC Award for Glass.


Contact Information:

For additional information, contact Andrew Bucsis, Curatorial Assistant at 519-746-1882 ext. 227 or

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Galerie canadienne de la Céramique et du Verre
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

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Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

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