Help support the Toronto Potters set up a new studio

A Home after 40 years!

Imagine a non-profit arts association which provides its members with community, networking, education and public representation opportunities – all without a physical space – for 4 decades! No more! In October of 2018, Toronto Potters is setting up a studio in Artscape Youngplace, a clay-hub in the heart of downtown Toronto!

This 1000 sq. ft. space will offer individual artists the opportunity to focus on their work. It will allow Toronto Potters to host artists’ workshops, presentations and engage with the local community through classes and programming.

What We Need:

We are fundraising $15,000 to cover the studio start-up expenses. Our volunteers are collecting donations of tools and materials, but we need financial support to assist with the expenses of additional equipment and skilled trade services needed to set up the studio, first and last month rent deposit and materials to begin running classes. With your generosity, once the studio is up and running, Toronto Potters will be able to sustain this endeavour by generating income from studio memberships, workshops and classes.

The budget:

$7000 rent (first and last month deposit)
$750 Shelving
$750 Worktables
$2500 Electrician, Plumbing & Carpenter services
$1250 Kiln rewiring to 208volt
$500 Glazes for Classes
$500 Clay for Classes
$150 Small Tools for Classes
$800 Indiegogo Fee
$800 Transaction processing fees

TOTAL: $15,000

Find out more here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/toronto-potters-new-studio#/  and here: torontopotters.com

call for entry: Beyond the Brickyard

We are pleased to announce the international call for entries for the 11th annual Beyond the Brickyard. Juried by Sunkoo Yuh, 2018 Volkous Visiting Artist, selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in January 2019.

Specifications and Applying
Application specifications and information are listed on our website. Click here for details >

Only online submissions to Beyond the Brickyard will only be accepted.

Submissions must be received online by September 15, 2018, midnight MDT.

Entry Fee
The entry fee to Beyond the Brickyard is $35 USD for up to 3 works. All major credit cards are accepted.

Awards
From the successful entrants, three awards will be selected:
Juror’s Choice Award: $400
Director’s Choice Award: $400
People’s Choice Award: $100

Exhibition Schedule
By applying all applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

► Applications due September 15, 2018

► Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2018

► Work to be received by Archie Bray Foundation by November 18, 2018

► Work exhibited in Beyond the Brickyard,
January–March 2019

Questions about your application?

► For technical support please contact support@slideroom.com

► For questions about submission information please contact gallery@archiebray.org

By clicking on the link below you will be taken to Slideroom.com which will allow you to register and upload your images.

Apply Now

Your completed application must be received on or before September 15, 2018.

call for artists: Exhibition Applications for the Saskatchewan Craft Council

Deadline: November 15 annually

The Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery presents solo, two-person, and group exhibitions reflecting craft history, contemporary practice, and innovation. The SCC Gallery policy prioritizes showing Saskatchewan artists and curators, but aims to include at least one touring or out-of-province exhibition each year.

For each of the six exhibitions accepted to the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery annual schedule, the SCC will provide installation assistance; insurance; promotion; documentation; administrative labour; and artist fees to be paid to the artist(s). To assist the SCC with the cost of the aforementioned labour and staffing, a 40% commission will be retained on any sales resulting from an exhibition.

The SCC encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served communities. We encourage submissions from Indigenous artists, artists with disabilities, new Canadians as well as people from visible and invisible minorities.

Criteria

The SCC Gallery is committed to showcasing fine craft artists; other forms of visual art may be considered in addition to an exhibition that has a primary focus on craft.

Please ensure your application is complete. Applicants who submit incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading information may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

Each applicant must fulfill the requirements of the Exhibition Application Package.

Download the introduction and a helpful checklist here: SCC Exhibition Application Introduction and Checklist

Download the Application form here: SCC Exhibition Application Package

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If all else fails, email Steph and Maia at scc.exhibitions@sasktel.net and they will email you the PDF documents directly.

Process

The Exhibitions & Education Coordinators along with the SCC Curatorial Committee assess all applications annually. Information from each applicant is sent to members of the Curatorial Committee prior to the annual review meeting, where proposals are considered along with their support material. The Curatorial Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Exhibitions Coordinators. Applicants will be informed of the Curatorial Committee and Exhibitions Department’s decisions following the curatorial meeting in late December – mid January of each year. Additional Curatorial Committee meetings may be scheduled as decided by the Exhibitions and Education Coordinators.

In preparing your application, please consult the SCC’s archive of previous exhibitions, as well as the SCC gallery floorplan.

You can also refer to this blog post for more information or tips for submitting your proposal!

Questions can be directed to:

Stephanie Canning or Maia Stark
Exhibitions and Education Coordinators
scc.exhibitions@sasktel.net
306-653-3616 ext 2

saskcraftcouncil.org