residency opportunity: New Harmony Clay Project

The New Harmony Clay Project Residency Program fosters an environment that supports the investigation of new ideas and work of ceramic artists. Our goal is to encourage emerging and professional visual artists/educators in ceramics by giving them space and the time to develop a new body of work. The program offers a unique and stimulating experience that will challenge individuals to integrate new discoveries into their expressions.

The program is offered from September-April of each year. Residents have the opportunity to select a flexible residency time frame that accommodates their schedules-from one up to six month periods. We provide studio space for up to four artists at a time and reasonable materials commonly used when working with clay. We also help offset costs incurred by the artist(s) with a monthly stipend and provide housing with a private room and shared bathroom for the duration of the residency period. There are rolling deadlines and no application fee, so apply today!

Website: https://nhclayproject.org/

Please direct any questions to Lenny Dowhie at nefsigh@aol.com or Mitzi Davis at nhclayproject@gmail.com.

2 amazing opportunities @ Northern Clay Center: McKnight Artist Residency and Fellowship

McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 20th year at NCC, intends to recognize and support ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. The program is intended to provide these ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work and, at the same time, exchange ideas and knowledge with Minnesota ceramic artists. Up to three, 3-month residencies will be awarded in 2017, to take place during the 2018 calendar year, through a competitive application process. NCC will invite one or two other artists through a nominative process.

Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award (for a three-month residency), studio space provided at no cost, and a glaze and firing allowance. During the residency, each artist will present a public lecture/workshop, for which he or she will receive an additional honorarium. At the culmination of the grant period, recipients will be featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center. The exhibition will travel to 3 – 5 sites around the state of Minnesota. Recipients are also required to submit a final report at the end of the grant period.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program is Friday, May 26, 2017 by 5 pm (this is NOT a postmark deadline).​

This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

Eligibility

  • You cannot be a resident of Minnesota.
  • You must be a ceramic artist. Your work may be either functional or sculptural in nature. Your work may incorporate other materials, but must be primarily ceramic.
  • You must have completed all formal academic training and may not be enrolled either full- or part-time in a degree granting institution by the application deadline. Applicants are NOT required to have a degree.
  • You must provide evidence of your professional achievements over a period of at least five years, through inclusion in major regional or national museum or gallery exhibitions, or juried or invitational craft shows, or receipt of other awards, grants, or fellowships.
  • Your work must demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and excellence.
  • You may apply to only one of the organizations per year offering fellowship grants that are supported by McKnight funds. In addition, no artist may receive more than $50,000 in McKnight support in any three-year period.
  • Artists who have previously received a McKnight Artist Residency or Fellowship award in any discipline cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award. (A 2016 award recipient cannot apply again until the 2019 grant cycle.)
  • Northern Clay Center staff and board are not eligible, as well as immediate family members of Northern Clay Center staff.
  • Staff and board of The McKnight Foundation are not eligible, as well as immediate family members of foundation arts program staff.

Schedule and Application Process
The deadline to apply for the 2017 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program is Friday, May 26, 2017 by 5 pm CST (this is NOT a postmark deadline).  The online system will not accept any applications beyond 5 pm CST, nor will incomplete applications be accepted. All applications must be received via our online form, however a copy of the eligibility requirements and application check list can be downloaded here.

Applications will be reviewed by a three-member panel, which will select recipients on the basis of perceived artistic excellence and demonstrated professional achievement. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process in July of 2017.

More information is available on our website: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies/mcknight-artist-residency-ceramic-artists

McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists
In its 20th year of programming, the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists will support outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who have already proven their abilities and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Two $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2017. Fellowship support may be pursued for, but is not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials, purchasing materials and equipment, collaborating with other artists, and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. The McKnight Fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a corresponding catalogue at the end of their grant year.

This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

Applications for the 2017 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program are due Friday, May 26, 2017, by 5 pm.

Eligibility

  • You must be a resident of Minnesota and have lived in the state for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (May 26, 2017).
  • You must retain residency in Minnesota until the end of the grant period (June of 2018).
  • You must be a ceramic artist. Your work may be either functional or sculptural in nature. Your work may incorporate other materials, but must be primarily ceramic.
  • You must have completed all formal academic training and may not be enrolled either full- or part-time in a degree-granting institution by the time of the application deadline.
  • You must provide evidence of your professional achievements over a period of at least five years, through inclusion in major regional or national museum or gallery exhibitions, or juried or invitational craft shows, or receipt of other awards, grants, or fellowships.
  • Your work must demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and excellence.
  • You may apply to only one of the organizations per year offering fellowship grants that are supported by McKnight funds. In addition, no artist may receive more than $50,000 in McKnight support in any three-year period.
  • Artists who have previously received a McKnight Artist Fellowship award in any discipline cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award. (A 2016 award recipient cannot apply again until the 2019 grant cycle.)
  • Fellowship staff from any McKnight Artist Fellowship program are not eligible.
  • Northern Clay Center staff and board are not eligible, as well as immediate family members of Northern Clay Center staff.
  • Staff and board of The McKnight Foundation are not eligible, as well as immediate family members of foundation arts program staff.

Schedule and Application Process
Applications for the 2017 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program are due Friday, May 26, 2017, by 5 pm.

ATTENTION!   The online system will not accept any applications beyond 5 pm, nor will incomplete applications be accepted.  In addition, hard copy applications, which can be downloaded here, must be received by 5 pm.

Applications will be reviewed by a three-member panel, which will select recipients on the basis of perceived artistic excellence and demonstrated professional achievement, using artist statements as support material. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process in June 2017.

More information is available on our website: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-fellowships/mcknight-artist-fellowships-ceramic-artists

Ceramics Studio Practicum Visual + Digital Arts @ Banff Center for the Arts

Overview

Studio Practicum programs are opportunities that expand and enhance participants’ technical and conceptual skills, and increase knowledge in the various mediums supported by the Visual + Digital Arts areas.  The Ceramics Studio Practicum program offers practical experience in ceramics techniques and building processes, kiln firing (electric, gas, soda, raku, and wood), and ceramics studio operation for the support of artistic practice.

Practicum participants will receive regular mentorship and feedback from Studio Facilitators and staff in support of their professional development. Under the guidance of the Ceramics Facilitator, this practicum program will assist staff in the delivery of Visual + Digital Arts residency programs and events, learn maintenance and safe operation of the Ceramics facilities, and provide assistance to artists-in-residence working in this area.

What does the program offer?

Practicum programs offer a dynamic combination of learning opportunities through workshops, demonstrations, and presentations; contact with professional staff, visiting artists, and faculty; and through collaboration with Visual + Digital Arts and other Banff Centre arts programs. Learning objectives are agreed upon in consultation with mentors at the start the program. Although the primary focus of this Practicum is ceramics, learning opportunities may also be available in other visual arts disciplines.

Learning opportunities are primarily practical, hands-on experiences arising from the participant’s support of the Visual + Digital Arts residency programs. This provides participants the opportunity to improve their technical and artistic knowledge, decision-making and problem-solving skills, communication and critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. In addition to the everyday responsibilities, participants will have dedicated time to realize their individual learning objectives in consultation with their mentor.

Who should apply?

This program is ideal for recent graduates of a studio-based program with an emphasis on ceramics (undergraduate or graduate), wishing to gain professional experience within an institutional context.  Candidates for the Ceramics Studio Practicum program must possess a solid foundation in this area with knowledge of various ceramic techniques, including an intermediate level of experience in at least TWO of the following: kiln operation, fabrication techniques, mold-making, slip-casting, and ceramic materials (clay bodies, glaze chemicals, etc.).  As Visual + Digital Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility, it is also an asset if candidates have foundational skills in another studio area, in particular woodworking or metal working.

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Full details here.

residency opportunity: Saltwater Residency – Ceramic Artist

Wyndham City is seeking expressions of interest from ceramic artists to undertake a residency at Saltwater Community Centre as part of the Wyndham Art Spaces program.

This residency is located within Wyndham City’s newest community centre; home to a dedicated art studio with its own kiln and co-located with Kindergarten and Maternal & Child Health Services.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a dedicated ceramic artist who is interested in creating new work that imagines and responds to Point Cook’s urban environment as it develops and experiences change.

We are seeking an artist who is able to work independently, whilst being accessible to enquiries and interest from visitors to Saltwater Community Centre.

You will be located in the Saltwater Art Studio and have access to a kiln.

Full details here.

If you would like to discuss the residency and your application please contact:

Rahima Hayes, Arts Activation Officer
Email: rahima.hayes@wyndham.vic.gov.au
Phone: 9742 8180

residency opportunity: Ceramics and Printmaking Artists-in-Residence @ Lawrence Arts Centre

Our yearlong Ceramics and Printmaking Residency programs are designed to provide a supportive environment for emerging artists to immerse themselves in creating new work and expand on their area of expertise. Ideal candidates should have an MFA in ceramics or printmaking, and be able to work independently as well as in a community setting. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques. These year-long residencies begin August 1, 2017.

Applications DUE April 15th
Benefits:
  • A private studio and 24-hour access to all studios (ceramic, print, digital media, metals, photo, drawing studios, and a wood shop) and studio equipment
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Housing for one year. House is furnished and shared with other year-round artists-in-residence and short term visiting artists
  • $1000 per year in dental care
  • $500 honorarium to attend a professional conference
  • An exhibition of new work
  • Additional teaching and other opportunities for extra income available
Responsibilities
  • Teach a minimum of two classes per session x 4 sessions = 8 classes per year
  • Work 15 hours/week on studio upkeep (ceramics or printmaking)
  • Community outreach in the form of presentations, workshops, and events
APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15TH:
Apply online through slideroom: http://lawrenceartscenter.slideroom.com
Include:
  • Artist Statement
  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • 10-15 work samples in a digital portfolio
  • 3 recommendations
  • $35 application fee
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044