Clay Week 2020 – submit by OCT 2nd to be included!

Time is running out to get your events listed for CLAY WEEK 2020!

Deadline is October 2nd.

Full details of all the daily themes, events and how you can get involved are all on the Clay Week Website.

Host an open studio, do a live demo, give an artist talk, or tour an exhibition, the possibilities are endless.

Event runs OCT 5-11th

Everything is online this year to really accessible for everyone to participate! What are you waiting for???

www.clayweek.org

 

(oh and did I mention there are a ton of great prizes this year???)

 

call for emerging artists: Journal of Australian Ceramics

The Journal of Australian Ceramics is keen to develop new voices in ceramic writing, and in our issue focus for The JAC April 2021, CERAMICS IS POLITICAL, we are open to pieces from a variety of perspectives – covering anything from environmental concerns, recording history, speaking the truth, alternatives to the dominant discourse to working towards positive change. We encourage First Nations writers, writers with a disability, writers of colour, and culturally and linguistically diverse writers to submit work for this opportunity.

Submission deadline for this EMERGING WRITERS project is 30 November 2020.

A fee will be offered to all successful applicants.

If you would like to discuss a proposal idea before submission, or if you need any assistance, please contact Bridie Moran, australianceramics@gmail.com, ahead of our submission deadline.

UPCOMING NCECA OPPORTUNITY DEADLINES 

2021 ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Deadline, October 7, 2020
The 2021 NCECA Annual will run from February 5- March 28, 2021 at the Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. Exhibition Curator Shannon Rae Stratton shares that according to physician’s Vivek H. Murthy and Alice Chen, the corona virus could cause what is being called a “social recession.” They speak about how the longer we go without personal contact, the more social bonds fray and unravel, leading to harmful effects on mood, health, our ability to learn and work, and our overall sense of community. Many artists working in craft value the field for its history of peer-to-peer exchange, mentorship, functionality and proximity to the body. It’s a field that identifies itself with connection and touch, with craft objects – whether functional design or conceptual art – often serving social functions. This call invites artists to consider the tension between together and apart, interdependence, belonging, hospitality and modes of support that allow people to extend themselves with mindfulness and compassion towards each other and to the non-human world. We encourage submissions that deal with collective grief and mourning, rage, empowerment, joy, care and compassion – but all through work grounded in connection, interdependence and the social. Visit https://nceca.net/2021-nceca-annual-social-recession/ to learn more and submit your work.

2021 NCECA JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION

Deadline, October 7, 2020
The 2021 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition will take place from January 24-March 20, 2021 at DAAP Galleries of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at University of Cincinnati. Ceramic artists Jessika Edgar and Malcolm Mobutu Smith will select works for the exhibition. The exhibition is open to students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs based in the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. (Applicants must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate at the time of submission.) Visit https://nceca.net/2021-nceca-juried-student-exhibition/ to learn more and apply.

September 30, 2020 – 2021 Venue Generated Exhibitions- Cincinnati https://nceca.net/2021-venue-originated-exhibitions/

October 14, 2020


October 28, 2020

Studio Potter: Grants for Apprenticeships

Applications for the 2020 

Grants for Apprenticeships open on October 1st. 

Five teams of mentors and apprentices will receive $10,000 per team to support a year-long studio pottery apprenticeship.

In this year of momentous events, Studio Potter strongly reaffirms its commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusiveness. The Grants for Apprenticeships Program is committed to supporting the development of BIPOC artists and increasing their presence in studio pottery. Applicants from all races, genders, identities, ethnicities, and religions are encouraged to apply. 

GRANT PROGRAM MISSION

Established in 2019 and funded by an anonymous donor, Studio Potter’s Grants for Apprenticeships Program supports emerging artists who want to become full-time studio potters and mentor-potters who wish to take on apprentices. This grant program honors the mission of Studio Potter and the legacy of its founder, Gerry Williams, by fostering individual careers in studio pottery, contributing to the life and future of ceramics, ensuring the continuity of a centuries-old tradition in non-academic education.

STUDIO APPRENTICESHIP DEFINED

Studio-based apprenticeship is a form of person-to-person training that places work above theory and emphasizes intimacy and immersion. In Western Cultures, people commonly associate the history of apprenticeship with craft and trade practices in Europe during the Middle Ages, but traditions of lineage-learning have endured for centuries around the world. Apprenticeship continues today as a means of passing down knowledge from generation to generation and as a way for aspiring artisans to build professional communities and prepare for careers as studio artists.

WHY APPRENTICESHIPS?

Pedagogy in craft disciplines has changed dramatically in the last century because of technological advances and the rise of a modern education industry. In this context, apprenticeship offers an alternative to academic educational structures through one-on-one relationships in an established studio. An apprentice learns by participating in the daily lives of their mentor, learning their skills, and being exposed to their values. Apprenticeships contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and the professional advancement of studio potters.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted via SlideRoom. Click here to go to the SlideRoom application.

NEW FOR 2020: Studio Potter offers reviews of applications

Reviews of draft applications are available to those interested. Submit your application in SliderRoom by Oct. 10th to receive feedback by Oct. 20th. We will un-submit your application by Oct. 20th, to allow you to make revisions and submit a final application for the Nov. 1st deadline. 

Questions? 

Email apprenticeships@studiopotter.org