call for artists: Bursary opportunities for Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts

Each year, the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts is proud to be able to offer a number of full and partial bursaries to practicing Canadian artists. Financial assistance is available through the MISSA Bursary Program, for artists working in any medium, and the Betty Burroughs Memorial Fund for ceramic artists. MISSA also awards a number of Emerging Artist Bursaries to emerging artists 19-29 years old. Bursaries are available on a one-time basis and are applicable to any course offered at MISSA.

Bursary Application Process

Please email the scanned completed application form, 4-5 images and a brief bio combined as one PDF document which is under 4MB in size (please use low res images in your file) , to the Executive Director : Applications due April 15, 2017. Only those applications which comply with the single PDF file format will be considered. Thank you.

MISSA BURSARY application 2017 [pdf]
MISSA BURSARY application 2017 [Word document]

Selection is undertaken by the Board of Directors and is based on artistic merit, financial need and commitment to art. Partial bursaries typically cover the workshop tuition. Full bursaries cover both tuition and accommodation & meals. Bursaries do not include required course supplies or travel expenses. Recipients are required to contribute a minimum of four hours volunteer time per week and to write a brief report outlining their MISSA experience.

The Vancouver Island Potters Guild offers a Betty Burroughs Memorial Bursary to members of their guild.  APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF APRIL. Please contact the Guild directly for further details.

call for artists: College Collective

Artwork by Niick Weddell

Open to all ceramicists in BFA or MFA programs, or alumni within 2
years of graduation, College Collective showcases the best in college
ceramics, book arts, and photography. The ceramic work is juried by Ben
Carter, of the Red Clay Rambler podcast.

Entry Deadline: April 7, 2017

Submit online at

NCECA Student Critique Room – Sign up NOW!

NCECA Student Critique Room gives students at all levels an opportunity
to discuss images of their work, gain a new perspective, and prepare
for graduate school, job applications, gallery representation and more.

Student Critiques will be held Thursday March 23, & Friday March 24, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm in room in room C124 (Level 1) of the Portland Conference Center. 
The sign-up form is now live and can be found HERE.
Sign-up is on a first come/first served basis, so we encourage you to
sign up now! This year we are also introducing drop-in slots, which will
be available on a first come, first served basis each day.
Please come to the conference with your images already prepared and saved to a flash drive.  All critiques will be of digital images; please do not bring actual artwork. Laptops will be provided, but NCECA does not provide Internet access in the Student Critique Room. Only current student members are eligible to sign up for a critique. 
If you have any questions about the Student Critique Room, please contact:

call for entry: For Minnesota Ceramic Artists

We are proud to announce a recent two-year grant from the Jerome
Foundation in support of Northern Clay Center’s 2017 and 2018 Jerome
Ceramic Artist Project Grant programs. The Ceramic Artist Project Grant
program, in existence since 1990, supports Minnesota ceramic artists at
relatively early stages in their careers, as they accomplish short-term,
specific objectives. The program will provide three grants of $6,000
each in 2017 – 2018 for projects to take place between April 1 and
December 31, 2017 and 2018.

Elizabeth Pechacek

Elizabeth Pechacek

Projects may include, but are not limited to: experimenting with new
techniques and materials; working or studying with a mentor; purchasing
equipment to facilitate an aesthetic or technical investigation;
providing studio time, studio rental, supplies, and technical support;
collaborations between ceramic artists and artists working in other
media; and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities.

An exhibition of work produced during the grant period will take
place at Northern Clay Center at the conclusion of the grant.
Additionally, recipients will provide a brief image talk about their
work in conjunction with the exhibition.

Apply online here:

For more information, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at or 612.339.8007 x314.

call for emerging artists: Banff Artist in Residence

March 06 – March 31, 2017
Application deadline: October 19, 2016


Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program of
studio practice, creative exploration, and critical feedback for artists
in the early stages of their careers. BAiR Emerging combines the
artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive
benefits of an organized program.  As well as having the space to
create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community
of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their

What does the program offer?

Throughout a period of four weeks, artists will have opportunities to
hone their individual practice or collaborate with others, present work
to their peers, engage in critique, attend lectures and events across
campus, and learn from demonstrations in various visual art production
techniques. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by a curator
through consultation and studio visits. In addition, visiting artist and
winner of the 2016 Emerging Atlantic Artist Award, Anne MacMillan, with
share her work and career journey. The self-directed nature of this
program will leave ample time for independent learning and developing
the internal motivation and drive needed to be a successful artist.

This program will provide professional development opportunities for
emerging artists by opening up new possibilities and directions in the
production of their work. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to
offer demonstrations, technical support, and provide access to
facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking,
ceramics, fibre, video, digital technology, and more.

Who should apply?

This residency is for emerging artists and curators who have
completed University level training in visual arts (preferably within
the last five years), hold an active exhibition record of at least two
years in length, and show evidence of dedication in their pursuit of an
artistic career.

The program is designed for full participation over the entire four week period. Variable dates will not be considered.

Full details here: