2015 NCECA STUDENT PERSPECTIVES PROGRAM PROPOSALS
THEME: Lively Experiments
DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 8, 2014, 11:59pm MST
Student presenters are needed for the 2015 NCECA 49th Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
NCECA’s 49th Annual Conference in Providence will be dedicated to the investigation of the conceptual resonance with Lively Experiments; this theme celebrates the spirit of individual freedom and tolerance that were core to Rhode Island’s founding charter, setting a stage for social and historical change that echoed in other colonies and informed America’s Declaration of Independence, Constitution and ultimately the Bill of Rights. Experiments may take root in obscure places at seemingly inconsequential moments. They become lively when we learn that the issues and concerns under investigation connect with the interests and imaginations of others. Lively Experiments become richer as different perspectives make contact.
NCECA’s annual conference has earned a reputation worldwide as a premier event for ceramic art drawing thousands each year. Lively Experiments will join ceramic art’s historic engagement with empirical research and discovery to today’s evolving creative commons.
The Student-led Programming Thread has been created in response to numerous requests for more programming that addresses the concerns of students on a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to:
Criticism in ceramics, career building for students; how to price your work, develop a professional-quality resume, approach a gallery, build a customer base, or choose and enter juried shows; post-graduation options in the ceramic field; the pros and cons of residencies, post-baccalaureate programs, and apprenticeships; how to choose a graduate program; other job options in the ceramic field beyond teaching or being a studio artist; professional development opportunities; how to photograph and document your work; developing “green” studio practices in a school environment; social networking as an advertising tool; developing a website….
Students, this is your chance to make a difference, address issues that concern students and present at a national conference. Students at all levels, including undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate are encouraged to apply!
Criteria for the Application Process
Everyone is eligible EXCEPT for those who participated in the program in Milwaukee, WI during NCECA 2014. Participation is generally limited to only one presentation.
Proposer Contact information – to include School and Level of study
Presentation Length – 30, 60, or 90 minute lecture or Panel (three panelists and one moderator)
Co-presenter (if applicable) – to include name, school, level of study and email
Panelists (if applicable) – to include name, school, level of study and email
Proposal Description – a thorough description of what the presentation entails (2000 character limit)
Program Guide Abstract – very brief and thought-provoking (300 character limit)
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If you have questions about presenting in the Student Perspective thread, contact Kate Vorhaus, NCECA Projects Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org