NCECA International Residency Partner Programs

DEADLINE: February 3, 2015

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, 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.

Consideration for NCECA International Residency opportunities is open to all NCECA members. In 2015, NCECA will support two International Residencies at the following centers:

c.r.e.t.a. rome,  Rome, Italy
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan

NCECA International Residency Awards support projects that are approximately one month in duration, to occur between March 2015 and March 2016.  Residency dates vary; check details below.

The award amount available for 2015 will be $3750.00/ 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 and unique experiences.

c.r.e.t.a rome
via dei Delfini 17, 00186 Rome, Italy
Primary Contact: Lori-Ann Touchette
Email:  cretarome@gmail.com
Website:  www.cretarome.com

A six-week residency is available April 12, 2015 – March 23, 2016.
Approximate total cost for a six-week residency is $3750.00. c.r.e.t.a. rome will provide up to $1500 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.  Please check with residency host for more details.
International Visa is not required depending on country of origin.

New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
No.200, Wenhua Rd., Yingge Dist., New Taipei City 239, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Primary Contact: Rung-Fang Chung
Email:  ntpc60506@ntpc.gov.tw
Website:  www.ceramics.ntpc.gov.tw/en-us/Home.ycm

A four-week residency is available between April 2015 – March 2016
Approximate total cost for a four-week residency is $5250.00.  Yingge Museum will provide up to $1500 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.  Please check with residency host for more details.
International Visa is not required.

ELIGIBILITY
•           Applicants must be NCECA Members.  NCECA’s Membership fee is separate and in addition to fees for conference and event registration.” CLICK HERE to apply for or renew your membership. NCECA will not support residencies for artists that are not NCECA members.

•           Artists may apply for only one international residency award per year.

•          Past recipients of NCECA’s International Residency award are required to wait two full years before applying for an additional residency. Submissions from recent International Residency award winners will be excluded from consideration. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application materials as designated by the host institution are to be sent via email with the subject line: “2015 NCECA Residency Opportunities”
**** Please email your application to BOTH the residency host and kate@nceca.net  ****

Application materials may include the following items but each application process may be different. Please contact each host institution for their SPECIFIC Application Details
Letter of Intent
Artist statement
Resume/CV
10 images

ADJUDICATION

Selections will be made by the host residency institution. Notification will be sent in late February 2015.

AWARDEE BENEFITS AND REQUIREMENTS

•           The Resident Artist is required to sign an agreement to terms and conditions stating that reimbursements to artists will be made only following completion of the residency and delivery to NCECA of a written report with images from the experience. The report will be submitted in the form of a blog post to be shared on the NCECA website.

•           Allowable expenses include airfare, direct costs of the residency such as materials, firing fees, housing, food, or other similar expenses.

•           No more than $750 of the budgeted amount will be paid prior to travel to the residency as reimbursement for airfare.

•           Up to but no more than the remaining $3000 of the budgeted amount will be used to pay any monies owed to the Residency Partner site and then reimburse the resident through a reimbursement process requiring artists to provide supporting documentation of expenses. Please submit ORIGINAL receipts for expenses.

•           Resident Artists are responsible for all costs beyond the amount awarded.


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