residency opportunity: CeramAIR Ceramics Residency

Now accepting Applications for CeramAiR 2019

  • Residency Dates: January 4th – April 5th (dates are flexible) 2019

A Partnership between the Caetani Cultural Centre, the Arts Council of the North Okanagan and the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

Application Process

Open to emerging and established visual artists in ceramic or overlapping interdisciplinary practices. Applications are accepted on-line only. Please visit our website www.caetani.org for more information or Contact Us if you need assistance or experience any difficulties.

The artist is provided with accommodations at the Caetani Centre, and is also provided with use of a shared studio workspace and equipment at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (VCAC) operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO).

The residency is a multi-faceted experience that will include opportunities for teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work.

  • Deadline to Apply for 2019: November 4th, 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified November 16th, 2018
  • Solo exhibition: resident will have a show during the last week of their stay.

NOTE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please ensure that you apply far enough in advance and that you are able to travel, have visas and passports in order and are able to accept a residency for the dates specified prior to making application.

Selection of Applicants

The successful CeramAIR Resident has a genuine commitment to working with clay, a willingness to work with the local community, and a desire to grow in the development of their own work. They bring a high level of professionalism and competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and facility.

A selection committee composed of arts professionals will review and select candidates for the program. Selection is based on the body of work presented, cv and project proposal.

Professional Development, Opportunities & Obligations

The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, and to establish professional practices and standards. Both Centers offer the support of their staff and facilities to help Resident Artists reach the next stage of development in their careers.

Artists-in-Residence are requested to leave a piece of art in the community, if possible.

Sponsored Artist Support

Whenever possible, the program will strive to provide an honorarium (Canadian funds), however this is not guaranteed unless specifically noted prior to the start of the residency. Honorariums are payable at the end of the residency following successful completion of the program. All honorariums are dependent upon funding.

Funding

We are happy to support any successful applicants for funding prior to attending the residency with letters of support, etc.

Please note:

  • The residency does NOT include travel expenses, food, health insurance, art materials, shipping costs, exhibition costs, or other personal expenses.
  • Most participants apply for grants to institutions, foundations, universities, government agencies, etc. in their country/province of origin to assist with funding their stay.
  • Double-occupancy can be considered for an additional fee of $5/night ($150/mo). No pets or children please.

Residential Accommodation at the Caetani Cultural Centre

The Caetani Centre provides a private room, with shared kitchen, bathroom, and common areas. Please visit our website www.caetani.org for more information.

The Caetani Centre does not provide daily cleaning of the studios or rooms, or daily meals. Residents are expected to maintain their studio spaces and rooms, shared common areas of the kitchen, bathroom and other common areas in a clean, tidy and orderly manner, with respect for the other residents using the space. There is a damage/cleaning deposit fee, refundable upon inspection following the residency.

Shared Studio Facilities and Equipment at the VCAC

Shared studio/work area is included for the residency at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Classes are sometimes conducted in the vicinity of the studio and the CeramAiR resident will be given notice ahead of time of class schedules.

The purpose of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan is to stimulate, encourage, support and develop the varied artistic and cultural projects and activities in the Greater Vernon. The Arts Council operates the Vernon Community Arts Centre, a public arts facility which houses 8 professionally equipped studios. VCAC is located in scenic Polson Park which allows easy access to many outdoor services and amenities. Please visit the Caetani website www.caetani.org for more information.

Please note: If you have special equipment needs you should contact the Centre to ensure that this program is suitable for your expectations prior to making application.

Transportation

The Caetani Centre residential accommodation is within walking distance to most downtown shopping amenities and the Vernon Community Arts Centre is located about a 15 minute walk from the Caetani Centre. Parking is available at both Centres.

Arrangements for transport of materials may be arranged through volunteers and staff whenever possible, but is not guaranteed. Taxi service is also available. A complimentary bicycle and helmet are also available for the resident’s use (at their own risk).

Location, location, location…

The Caetani House is located two blocks from downtown Vernon, and is within walking distance or public transportation to shopping, as well as most public facilities and amenities. Bike trails and bus service are available in the region, and also to larger centres.

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is located about a 15 minute walk from the Caetani Centre, in beautiful Polson Park.

In the heart of award winning wine country, the Greater Vernon community offers hiking trails, nature centres, a public art gallery and arts centre, performing arts centre, recreation centre, Vernon Community Music School, commercial galleries, library, science centre, and shopping. We are located between three lakes: Kalamalka Lake, Okanagan Lake and Swan Lake, and 25 minutes from world class cross country and downhill skiing, and mountain biking at Silver Star Mountain. 30 minutes from Kelowna International Airport. 5 hours from Vancouver by car, 6 hours from Calgary.

Caetani Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Road
Vernon, BC
Canada V1T 4L4
250-275-1525 | www.caetani.org

job posting: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Ceramics

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Ceramics to begin August 1, 2019.

Position Description

As the only dedicated university-level program in Quebec and one of only seven in Canada, Ceramics at Concordia University is a fast-growing and dynamic program that promotes the development of new approaches and interdisciplinary exploration. Courses offer a strong material grounding while addressing a broad range of contemporary art practices including object-oriented, space and time-based approaches. This year the program received a major capital investment in state-of-the-art equipment and renovated facilities to increase firing capacity and facilitate innovation.

We are seeking applicants with an established practice in ceramic sculpture or installation. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of both discipline-based and expanded approaches to ceramics, as well as a sound knowledge of art history and theory in ceramics and sculpture. The ideal candidate will have an advanced working knowledge of ceramic materials and processes, including expertise in hand-building and slip-casting techniques. Interest and experience in 3D digital fabrication would be considered advantageous. Since this position will play a strategic role in the ongoing development of new curriculum and research initiatives both inside and outside the Studio Arts Department, preference will be given to candidates with the strongest research-creation and exhibition record who demonstrate the potential to meet the steering and leadership goals of the program and the department.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in ceramics and graduate-level studio seminars in ceramics and sculpture, recruit and supervise graduate students, provide direction and leadership in the program and engage in administrative duties. Other responsibilities include the expectation to maintain an active professional practice and to participate in service within the larger university community.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a MFA degree (or equivalent), have a strong exhibition/research record, a minimum of two years college and/or university teaching experience and administrative experience. Prior activities demonstrating leadership, service and commitment to diversity is strongly sought. Although courses are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.

About the Faculty and Department

With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest visual and performing arts schools in North America. Montréal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montréal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premier sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative movement in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, we value equally those practices that embrace aesthetic activism, live performance, historical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication. At the heart of this dense array is the Department of Studio Arts, which, with more than 90 full-time and part-time professors who are among Canada’s most celebrated artists, occupies a significant place within the Faculty’s long-term plan to support both medium-specific training and multi-disciplinary experimentation. The internationally renowned MFA program has been active for over three decades and is one of the few to incorporate a third year for graduate students to prepare thesis work and transition into the next phase of their career. Attracting one of the most talented cohorts in the nation, undergraduate programs are offered in Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Studio Art.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single, multi-page PDF document to cera.hire@concordia.ca on or before November 15, 2018. Please name your document file using your last and first names only (e.g. “LastName, FirstName”). For video and/or other media files, please provide a link to a website in the PDF document. Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:

  1. Cover Letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  4. Research statement;
  5. Documentation of artwork (20 images);
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi with assignments, student evaluations and 20 images of student work); and
  7. Names and contact information of three referees.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to chair.studioarts@concordia.ca.

 


To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:


Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of August 1, 2019. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.