call for entry: Officine Saffi Ceramic Awards

Officine Saffi awards those artists who have chosen ceramics as their main expressive language for a research between contemporary art, collectible design and craft. Now in its fourth edition, the competition is open to all contemporary artists and designers of any age, whether emerging or established, individuals or members of collectives, and with no restrictions on theme, gender or nationality. Up for grabs € 10,000 and 8 Residency prizes.

WHO: Ceramic artists worldwide

LOCATION: Residency prize locations include: The Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, and Finland

DEADLINE: November 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: During registration, each artist must indicate which residency prizes they intend to compete for (all prizes are open to them). Nevertheless, if an artist wins a residency award that they cannot take up for proven reasons, the partner will assign it to another finalist. The work which wins the cash first prize will become part of the Officine Saffi collection. Entry Fee: €50 for artists over 35, €30 for artists under 35. Learn more here.

a site to see: Black Craftspeople Digital Archive

“The valued decorative arts, architecture, and handcrafts of the early American South depended on African American hands, a truth highlighted by folklorist John Michael Vlach in the seminal exhibit, “The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts” at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1978. Yet, some forty years later, too few historians, museum curators, and certainly visitors to the public history institutions of the United States are presented with that truth. The Black Craftspeople Digital Archive (BCDA) seeks to showcase black craftsmanship while bringing to light the stories of black craftspeople.”

job posting: Henry Luce Curatorial Fellowship for Native American Art

The RISD Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for their Henry Luce Curatorial Fellowship for Native American Art. According to the posting, this fellow will “assist in the interpretation and care of the RISD Museum’s Native North American collection through active engagement in provenance research, cataloging, building a network of experts and tribal representatives, reviewing storage and display requirement, and creating interpretation and programming based on this work.”
Click on the link below for more information and details regarding application procedures.

The RISD Museum was founded on the belief that art, artists, and the institutions that support them play pivotal roles in promoting broad civic engagement and creating more open societies. Established in 1877 as part of a vibrant creative community, the RISD Museum stewards works of art representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present and interprets our collection with the focus on the maker and deeply engages with art and artists. As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial, and inclusive work environment, and a competitive benefits package. To learn more about the RISD Museum visit

grant opportunity: CERF+ The Artists Safety Net COVID-19 Relief Grant

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: If you are artist working in a craft discipline (or you know of one) who has been affected by COVID-19,

CERFplus is here to help.
We’re now accepting applications for the second cycle of our COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or health insecurities. Here’s the link!
Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community, including people of color and folk and traditional artists. The deadline for the second cycle is September 9 at 5:00 P.M (ET).
Pictured: Rachael Scharf of RachaelPots Kitchen
Rachael is a studio potter and ceramic artist who received a Get Ready grant from @CERFplus to purchase a ceramic grade HEPA vacuum for her studio.