Upcoming opportunities at Northern Clay Center

EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY

The Emerging Artist Residency program encompasses two unique Fellowships, designed to provide up to four ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.

Each residency recipient will have a shared, furnished studio space with 24/7 access to NCC’s facilities from September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019. In addition to the workspace, each fellowship includes a materials and firing stipend and professional development and enrichment opportunities through NCC’s education, exhibitions, and sales gallery programs, for qualified and interested fellows. A group exhibition featuring work produced during the fellowship period will take place in January 2020, at Northern Clay Center, at the conclusion of the grant period. Recipients have the opportunity to present a brief slide lecture on their work in conjunction with the exhibition.

The deadline to apply for the Emerging Artist Residencies is Friday, April 13, 2018, by 5 pm. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies/emerging-artist-residencies-ear

If you have questions about the eligibility of your work, or how this residency can be successful for you, please contact the Coordinator of Artist Services and Storytelling, Jill Foote-Hutton, at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org.

MCKNIGHT RESIDENCY

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 21st 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 2018, to take place during the 2019 calendar year, through a competitive application process. NCC will invite one or two other artists through a nominative process.

Residents must be non-Minnesotan ceramic artists. 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 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program is Friday, May 25, 2018 by 5 pm (this is NOT a postmark deadline). For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies/mcknight-artist-residency-ceramic-artists

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

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIP

In its 21st year of programming at Northern Clay Center, 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 2018. 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. Applicants must be ceramic artists and Minnesota residents.

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

Applications for the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program are due Friday, May 25, 2018, by 5 pm.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-fellowships/mcknight-artist-fellowships-ceramic-artists

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

WARREN MACkENZIE ADVANCEMENT AWARD

The WMAA, founded in 2014 with Northern Clay Center, provides an opportunity for students and emerging artists to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within the grant year, further expanding their professional development. This award is available to current undergraduate or graduate students, recent graduates (within one year), or those who have completed a university-equivalent training in ceramics (including apprenticeships) within the year prior to the application deadline.

During the grant year, the recipients can research a new technique or process, study with a mentor or in an apprenticeship setting, travel to other ceramic art centers or institutions for classes and workshops, collaborate with artists of other media, and travel. Proposals to fund large capital equipment purchases will not be accepted. Between one and three cash awards will be made in 2018, up to $4,000 each, for projects taking place between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Recipients contribute project updates to Northern Clay Center’s social media and are required to give a public presentation at their school or other institution. See updates from past recipients at northernclaycenter.blogspot.com.

Applications for the 2018 Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018.

The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award is made possible through the support of generous individual and institutional donors in honor of MacKenzie’s legacy of ceramic education, both traditional and non-traditional.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-fellowships/warren-mackenzie-advancement-award

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

call for entry: The Hopper Prize—grants for artists

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators.

Program Highlights
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at hopperprize.org
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Curators
Recipients of The Hopper Prize will be selected by:

Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

Magdalyn Asimakis, Independent Curator & Writer
New York & Toronto

Eligibility
We view the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all media and methods of production.

Apply Now
Early applications will receive preliminary review by The Hopper Prize team.
https://hopperprize.org

call for artists: “Crawling – The Amusing Skin” Faenza 2016

The Cultural Association Passepartout Faenza announces the first edition of the “Ceramic&Colours
Award”, a ceramic competition with the aim of promoting and enhancing
the research in the field of vitreous ceramic coatings for the finishing
of ceramic objects.

For 2016 edition the “Crawling” effect has been selected:

Prizes:

•I° place – “Ceramic&Colours Award” 2016 winner –
Gift voucher to be spent at Ceramic & Colours, value of 2500 €
•“Franco Santi” Award
Gift voucher to be spent at Ceramic & Colours, value of 1000 €
•nr. 3 Special Mentions
Gift voucher for the participation to one of the courses organized by the Cultural Association Passepartout Faenza

Download the Regulations (pdf)

Download the Application Form (pdf)

Download the Summary Regulations (pdf)

Info:
E-mail: info@corsi-passepartout.it
phone: + 39 0546 46936
http://www.corsi-passepartout.it/contest/

call for entry: Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist

 
Ceramics Monthly’s May 2016 issue will feature work by selected emerging clay artists. All ceramic artists, both US and international, who have been actively pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years, are eligible to apply.

To be considered, please submit the
following materials:
• Up to five high-resolution (300 ppi) digital images on a CD
• Full-size color print of each image, printed on US Letter or A-4 size paper
• Complete caption information for each image including materials,
processes used, firing temperature, dimensions, and date completed
• Contact information (including email address)
• Artist statement and résumé

Mail to:
Ceramics Monthly—Emerging Artist
600 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 210
Westerville, OH 43082

Submissions arriving after the deadline will not be considered. Emailed
submissions and submissions containing more than five images will not
be considered. Please do not submit materials in binders or folders.
Submitted materials will not be returned.


Due to the volume of entries, we cannot acknowledge submissions. No phone calls or emails please.