residency opportunities: NCECA International Residency Partner Programs

DEADLINE: December 17, 2016 

NCECA International Residency Awards support projects that are
approximately one month in duration, to occur between April 2017 and
March 2018.  Residency dates vary; check details below.

For 2017, NCECA is pleased to partner with:

  • Medalta International Artists In Residence Program
    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • Celebrating 10 years at Curaumilla Art Center with NCECA Residency
    Santiago, Chile

The purpose of NCECA is to promote and improve the ceramic arts
through education, research and creative practice. One of the many ways
that NCECA supports its members is by providing opportunities to engage
in international programs. Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods
is critical to evolution of individual artists who through their
immersion and experimentation, absorb and sometimes transform influences
of other artists and their cultures. NCECA has participated in programs
in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and South America. Global
interface will continue to play an important role in NCECA’s efforts to
sustain and advance a vibrant ceramic art and education community.

The award amount available for 2017 will be $3750.00 per residency.
Partnering residency centers are expected to support the artists through
in-kind and/ or monetary support subject to their available resources.
Prior to submitting an application, artists should visit and review the
residency websites below to learn about each program’s costs,
facilities, unique experiences, and application requirements.

Application materials may include the following items but each
application process may be different; Letter of Intent, Artist
statement, Resume/CV, 10 images, etc.

Medalta International Artists In Residence Program
713 Medalta Ave SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Primary Contact: Noriko Masuda
Email:  noriko@medalta.org
Website:  www.medalta.org

An eight-week residency is available only July 3 – August 30, 2017
International Visa is not required.

Approximate total cost for an eight-week residency is $4060.00. 
Medalta will provide up to $1760 in-kind support and NCECA has budgeted
$3750.00; the selected artist is responsible for costs beyond the
budgeted amount; Studio fees, services, firing fees, miscellaneous
expenses. This cost is only an estimate and could change depending on
varying factors such as material/firing usage, food consumption, and
travel distance.  In-kind support provided by residency is for specified
items and amounts. CLICK HERE for application process.

Celebrating 10 Years at Curaumilla Arts Center with NCECA Residency

Director:                Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal
Primary Contact:   Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal
Mailing Address:   La Disputada 37, Lo Barnechea, Santiago
Country:                Chile
Telephone:           (569) 8428 0745
Email :                 marilurosenthal@gmail.com
Website:               www.centrodeartecuarumilla.cl

A four-week residency is available April 2017 – November 2017.
International Visa is not required.

Approximate total cost for a four-week residency is $4000.00.
Curaumilla will provide up to $1900 in-kind support and NCECA has
budgeted $3750.00; the selected artist is responsible for costs beyond
the budgeted amount; materials, firing fees, miscellaneous expenses.
This cost is only an estimate and could change depending on varying
factors such as material/firing usage, food consumption, and travel
distance.  In-kind support provided by residency is for specified items
and amounts.  CLICK HERE for application process.

Full details and eligibility are on the NCECA website here.

An update from Medalta and a reminder to get going making those spoons!

Medalta’s studios are buzzing at this time of year. Our yearlong artists in residence are preparing for their final solo shows in the gallery and a fresh group of six artists are here for the month of June, including KyoungHwa Oh, Medalta’s International Cup Show Winner of a one month residency.

“What a great opportunity, thank you so much for inviting me to the Medalta International Artist in Residence through the Medalta cup show. I have only been here one week, and it has been so great. Not only am I enjoying the studio space and beautiful facilities, but I am getting to meet everyone from the Medalta community who have made me feel very welcome.” – Kyounghwa Oh

 
We’ll keep you posted on what Kyounghwa is up to in the Medalta studios on … /Medalta’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Medalta & in the meantime don’t forget to apply to Medalta’s SPOON ME show to have a chance at a June 2015 residency!
SPOON ME! @Medalta 
Medalta’s International Spoon Competition 
Deadline for online submissions June 30th, 2014. 
Last year was Medalta’s international cup show and we exhibited 150 interpretations of the cup from artists around the world. This year we thought we’d switch things up… we were noticing spoons making a serious comeback and thought we’d focus on this object that has gone in and out of fashion… Spoons are the New Cup!
So this year send us your SPOONS, your ladles, your scoops and your servers. If a spoon is the feature of an object such as a soup tureen or a larger set, send us your soup tureens and sets too. We want to see what you come up with. Not working in ceramics? No problem – this year we are opening it up to our friends in other craft mediums too … clay, metal, glass, wood & fibre.

We are very happy to be working again with the talented Musing About Mud blogger and Canadian ceramic artist Carole Epp. She will have the hard task of Juror, narrowing down the entries and selecting the prize winners.

Speaking of Prizes! Last year we partnered up with Medicine Hat College, and together we gave away a free month long residency at Medalta with accommodation to the Grand Prize winner KyoungHwa Oh. She is in the Medalta studios this June and we are excited to see her creating … she makes some pretty great spoons too.

We’re cooking up even more prizes this year, we’ll update you here as soon as they’re cemented.. but we’re definitely offering a June 2015 residency at Medalta as our GRAND PRIZE! We will also have purchases prizes for the Medalta contemporary collection and several selected artists will be featured on the Musing About Mud blog. For last years featured artists & Carole’s fabulous coverage of the cup show from last year click here.

Check out the complete set of guidelines and fill out an entry form online at www.medalta.org/spoonme.

Questions? email Jenna Stanton, Medalta’s Curator of Exhibitions and Collections jenna@medalta.org


residency opportunity: Medalta 3 different residency options

The application deadline for all residencies is April 15th, 2014.
Download the AIR Application Form 2014.

For more information, flip through our online Blurb Book.

At
its core, Medalta’s residency program is about bringing artists together
in an environment that promotes creativity through community. The
residency concept creates an opportunity for ceramists – who, for the
most part, work individually – to re-enter a community atmosphere and
take part in a rejuvenating dialogue, while working with like-minded
artists. Our program seeks to benefit artists at all stages of their
career, from students, to established artists. Each resident brings a
wide variety of technical and aesthetic skills to the experience.

2014 Long-Term Residency @Medalta

Here’s a chance to really engage in your studio practice.

Un-interrupted time, access to amazing resources, a creative
atmosphere, fully appointed studio, a museum, a decommissioned brick
yard and a decommissioned china factory. All located in the 150 acre
Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat.

Seriously, a whole part of town dedicated to both, ceramics (the materials) and ceramics (the practice).

$345/month (CAD)
Apply now

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • All firings included
  • Glaze materials in test quantities
  • Use of shop glazes
  • Teaching and employment opportunities
  • Exhibition opportunities in our on site contemporary art galleries

Artist responsible for:

  • Materials and clay
  • Accommodations

Availability:

6 spaces
Application deadline April 15, 2014

2014 FLEX @ Medalta

No, this isn’t some kind of Atlas Gym-sponsored weightlifting competition …

If you aren’t able to take a year for a residency and our summer
residencies don’t fit your schedule or you have a special project you
want to focus son, our Flex Residencies are probably what you’re looking
for.

The idea is pretty simple – if you have an idea and simply need the
space to create (whether it’s for two months or eleven), apply for a
Flex Residency and come create at Medalta.

$475/month (CAD)
Apply now

Application deadline April 15, 2014

Summer 2014 @ Medalta

What are you doing this July and August? Another great short-term
opportunity for someone who has the drive to create amongst the
rattlesnakes, tumble weeds and amazing industrial heritage in Medicine
Hat.

Whether you’re a student, professional or anyone who wants to further
explore your ceramic art practice, this two-month residency is a great
opportunity to fully immerse yourself in ideas and process.

As always, you will be joining our  full-year resident artists so the
creative buzz is in the studio and you can actualize your ideas the
minute you arrive.

$975 for two months (CAD)
Apply now

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • All firings included
  • Glaze materials in test quantities
  • Use of shop glazes
  • Exhibition opportunities in our on site contemporary art galleries

Artist responsible for:

  • Materials and clay
  • Accommodations

Availability:

7 spaces
Application deadline April 15, 2014

Still have questions? We’d love to answer them for you. Contact us.
aaron@medalta.org
403.504.4653

All material must be submitted in hard copy and arrive by mail, courier, or submitted in person to:

Medalta International Artists in Residence
713 Medalta Ave SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
T1A 3K9
NOTE: All application materials need to arrive on or before the application due date. Late applications will not be processed.

Your application package must include each of the following items. Incomplete packages will not be considered.

1. Completed application form.
2. $25 non-refundable application fee.
3. Ten images of recent work in jpeg format on a CD. (images must be
high-resolution (300 dpi). Do not submit images embedded in a program
such as PowerPoint or Microsoft Word.
4. Image List stating Title, Medium and Size.
5. Bio (100 words max.)
6. Artist Statement (100 words max.)
7. Curriculum Vitae
8. Two references with name and contact information.
9. Residency proposal letter stating your intended course of exploration during your residency.

NOTE: Please include a hard copy as well as a digital file of all documents on a CD.

If accepted, you will be notified within two weeks of the application closing date.

Find out more about Medalta here

1st Medalta International Spoon Competition

Aaron Nelson

Maybe it was something in the air at Medalta lately, what with the 1st International Cup show opening and all. But while I was visiting earlier this month, Vipoo Srivilasa who was there for a residency drummed up the idea to put together an International Spoon Competition as well. September saw a new batch of year long residents taking over the studio as well as a number of artists from South East Asia coming over for a visit and a brief month long residency with Vipoo. The energy in the studio was inspiring. So many new artists getting settled in and starting to work and the spoon competition was the perfect thing to get the kilns firing and the creative ideas flowing. Sometimes all it takes is a little something out of the ordinary day to day of your studio practice to open up some new perspectives and ideas. Returning later in the month I saw how this friendly competition really brought the artists together (well that and all the amazing shared meals they created).

So I here by present to you the spoons in the competition. Each is a thing of beauty and interestingly speaks to each artist’s larger art practice. The winner of the competition (judged by those participating) was Teo Huey Min’s lovely spoon. Congrats to you!
But I’m curious…which is your favorite?

James Seet

Jason Desnoyers

Jenn Demke-Lange

Jenna Stanton

Joshua Primmer

Jun Myoung

Krisaya Luenganantakul

Laura McKibbon

Liz Burritt

Naomi Clement

Noriko Masuda

Teo Huey Min

Teo Huey Min

Thomas Cheong

Vipoo Srivilasa