Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Northern Clay Center artist opportunities

John Britt shared this information about Northern Clay Center artist opportunities. NCC is located in Minneapolis, but these opportunities are open to artists outside of Minnesota. Deadline is this Friday, April 14th.

-Four emerging artists positions, one year, firing/materials stipend, representation in newsletter/sales gallery/NCECA Expo. Here’s a little more from the NCC website:

The Emerging Artist Residency program encompasses two unique fellowships, designed to provide up to four ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.

Each residency recipient will have a shared, furnished studio space with 24/7 access to NCC’s facilities from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018. In addition to the workspace, each fellowship includes a materials and firing stipend, and professional development and enrichment opportunities through NCC’s education, exhibitions, and sales gallery programs, for qualified and interested fellows. A group exhibition featuring work produced during the fellowship period will take place in January 2019, at Northern Clay Center, at the conclusion of the grant period. Recipients have the opportunity to present a brief image talk about their work in conjunction with the exhibition.


-Up to $4000 for the Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award. Two awards made annually. Here’s a little more from the NCC website:

The WMAA, founded in 2014, provides an opportunity for students and emerging artists to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within the grant year, further expanding their professional development. This award is available to current undergraduate or graduate students, recent graduates (within one year), or those who have completed a university-equivalent training in ceramics (including apprenticeships) within the year prior to the application deadline.

During the grant year, the recipients can research a new technique or process, study with a mentor or in an apprenticeship setting, travel to other ceramic art centers or institutions for classes and workshops, collaborate with artists of other media, and travel. Proposals to fund large capital equipment purchases will not be accepted. Between one and three cash awards will be made in 2017, up to $4,000 each, for projects taking place between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. Recipients contribute project updates to NCC’s social media and are required to give a public presentation at their school or other institution. See updates from past recipients at northernclaycenter.blogspot.com.

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