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

workshop with Kim Dickey

Studio Arts Boulder is offering a two-day workshop with Artist and Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, Kim Dickey.

Some info on the workshop:

Ceramic WIP (Works in Progress)

This two day hands-on workshop will aim to expand your handbuilding vocabulary and help you move toward the places you want to explore in your work. Using found objects as a starting place, we will develop creative responses by extending existing forms and contributing to new ideas in the field.

Levels: Intermediate to Advanced (some ceramic handbuilding experience is
required)

For more information go to: http://www.studioartsboulder.org/workshops/