call for artists: 4th annual Artaxis Fellowship for workshop at Haystack

We are happy to announce the Call for Applicants for the 4th annual Artaxis Fellowship. This year, we will again be offering two fellowships, each one worth up to $2,000, to fund a two-week summer workshop in ceramics at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The fellowships will cover room, board, and tuition for a two-week workshop, and up to $500 for travel to and from Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, USA.

The Fellowship is intended to increase diversity, equity, and access across the field of the ceramic arts. In particular, attention will be paid to race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, but unique circumstances such as wartime military service, medical conditions, and unconventional family structures will also be considered. Therefore, Artaxis encourages artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

The 2019 Fellowship Selection Committee is comprised of: Morel Doucet, Janina Myronova, and Natalia Arbelaez. After an initial round of reviews by the Artaxis Board of Directors, our distinguished Fellowship Selection Committee will choose the final recipients for the 2019 Fellowship.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated by an existing Artaxis member. Members can nominate more than one applicant. (Artaxis members cannot apply)
  • Artists 18 years of age or older, at any stage of their career. Nominee does not need to be a student.
  • Artists must be able to demonstrate financial need and, if requested by the board, provide a copy of the first page of your most current tax return or other financial document.
  • The Fellowship is designed to offer an experience that would otherwise not be possible for the Nominee. To that end, any Nominee who has attended numerous workshops will not be considered “in need”.
  • This Fellowship is open to National and International applicants. Artaxis will provide International applicants with letters of invitation, but cannot offer additional funding or support with acquiring a visa.

The 2019 Artaxis Fellowship is supported by Artaxis members and funded by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in an effort to nurture talent within creatively driven individuals by offering financial support to underrepresented artists.

If you have any questions, please email us at contactartaxis@gmail.com.

Full application form HERE.

residency opportunity: Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art

Mashiko Museum Residency Program is conducting an artist residency enterprise (Artist in Residence) that provides the opportunity for cultural exchanges for both domestic and overseas ceramic artists, and to aim of developing and raising the level of art culture. This time, we advertise for a few ceramic artists to participate in Open Call program 2019.

Mashiko Museum Residency Program was initiated in May 2014 by Mashiko town and Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art. The artist-in-residence program invites active artists from outside of the town to stay and work in Mashiko.

We have two kinds of programs, Guest Artist Program and Open Call Program (started in 2017). The guest artists are invited by Mashiko town / Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art to stay and work here and the open call artists stay and work here after being accepted through our application process. During their stay in Mashiko, artists conduct exchange events such as slide lectures, workshops, open studios, etc. together with work creation. Through this enterprise, we are aiming to deepen the exchanges between artists from outside of the town and creative people in and around Mashiko. We also hope that ceramics and other crafts of Mashiko will be shared widely both nationally and internationally, and that this program will be a springboard for new creative paths.

Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence has been built with the generous donation from Minoru Otsuka, a Mashiko-born businessman and the founder of Otsuka Corporation. The facility was completed in spring 2014, and stands in the premises of Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko. It is a one-story building with red tiles for the roof, which uses minerals from Ashinuma in Mashiko. The facility includes a living space for the artists-in-residence as well as a multi-purpose atelier.

Find out more here: www.mashiko-museum.jp/residence/artist.html

call for entry: BREAKTHROUGH – an Exhibition of FUSION’s Emerging Artists

Deadline for submission is May 4, 2018

FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association is pleased invite to clay and glass artists who are in school, or within their first five years of practice, to participate in our inaugural emerging artist exhibition: BREAKTHROUGH.

BREAKTHROUGH will take place in Waterloo, Ontario at the Robert Langen Gallery on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University in the Library building from June 1-29, 2018.

PURPOSE

  1. To exhibit the best work of FUSION emerging artists executed since May 2016 in an exhibition called: BREAKTHROUGH which will be exhibited for four weeks at The Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University.

  2. To collect images of the recent work of FUSION members for publicity, documentary and archival purposes.

AWARDS

Awards will be given in the following categories*:

  • BREAKTHROUGH Best in Show: $500

  • Tuckers Pottery Supply Clay Award of Excellence: $500 Gift Certificate

  • Pottery Supply House Glass Award of Excellence: $500 Gift Certificate

It is possible to win more than one award. FUSION reserves the right to withhold an award if there is no prize-worthy entry. Prizes will be awarded after selected works are examined.

*Awards subject to change.

TIMELINE

  • MAY 4: Submission deadline

  • MAY 11: Applicants will be informed of the jury’s decision via email

  • MAY 25: Accepted works need to be delivered to The London Clay Art Centre by this date

  • JUNE 22: 4:30-6:30pm: Awards will be announced at the BREAKTHROUGH reception,  Robert Langen Gallery in Waterloo, ON

  • JULY 4-8: Accepted works to be retrieved from The London Clay Art Centre

Submission guidelines:

Application Form