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. Since launching this initiative, NCECA has participated in programs in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. NCECA is committed to the idea that global interface will continue to play an important role in our organization’s efforts to sustain and advance a vibrant ceramic art and education community.

Consideration for NCECA International Residency opportunities is open all NCECA members.


Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists and Composers 2016

The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio. Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty.

Ceramic Artists:: Please apply using the Visual Artists’ online application!! Byrdcliffe accepts artists working in handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. To be eligible for the residency, artists must have prior experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing.

Each four week session is limited to 12-15 individuals. Candidates may apply for additional weeks in the event a space becomes available. Most sessions conclude with an Open Studio where residents share their work with each other and the regional artistic community. Ceramic artists can apply for an 8 week residency.

  • Session I: June 1 – June 27, 2016 (4 weeks)
  • Session II: June 29 – July 25, 2016 (4 weeks)
  • Session III: August 10 – September 5, 2016 (4 weeks)
  • Session IV: September 7 – October 3, 2016 (4 weeks)

Application fee is $40 and the deadline is February 15, 2016. The Residency fee is $650 per session. Fellowships are available. For more information please visit:

Pocosin Arts, inc. 2016/2017 Artist in Residence Program
 Pocosin Arts  in beautiful Columbia, North Carolina, offers year-long residency opportunities in both clay and metals.  Resident artists are provided housing, 24-hour studio access with dedicated workspace, retail gallery representation, and opportunities to teach both youth and adult classes.

 Application due December 21!
 Residency dates:  March 2016-May 2017

Learn more:

Cyan Clayworks Residency
We are offering the opportunity for an international ceramic artist to work at our studio, Cyan Clayworks, for five weeks (from end of May 2016). Funded by Creative Scotland, it includes workspace, materials and firings. More information at
STARworks Clay Studio Residency
STARworks Clay Studio is accepting applications for residency positions of one to six months duration (depending on artist proposal).  Available dates start in September 2015 and run through May 2016.  Ceramic artists who are at a crucial stage in their career and require an opportunity to experiment, refine and formalize studio practices are encouraged to apply.  More information at

New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum Artist-in-Residency
We would like to inform you that our application for 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program has begun! We sincerely hope you or your artist friends can all participate in our 3 month expense paid international residency program (including round-trip travel subsides, daily stipend, accommodation, and NTD 30,000 material fee).

For the 2016 program, our goal is to select the best artists from all the applicants who have applied for our program. The application deadline is August 14, 2015. Please make sure to send your application in time!

For more information and the application form, please click here:

Thank you for your cooperation and wish you the best of luck in your future artistic career!

鍾榕芳 Rung-Fang Chung
新北市立鶯歌陶瓷博物館  教育推廣組
23942 新北市鶯歌區文化路200號
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum   Educational Promotion Dept.
No. 200, Wenhua Rd., Yingge Dist., New Taipei City, 23942, Taiwan,
Tel:886-2-86772727#714  Fax:886-2-86774064

Hambidge Center Residency Program
The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences provides a residency program that empowers outstanding artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

Offering residencies lasting from two weeks to two months, the Hambidge Center has eight individuals in residence at any given time – each has access to a private studio and accommodations, as well as communal chef-prepared vegetarian dinners four nights a week.

In addition, ceramicists have 24-hour access to the Antinori Pottery Studio. The large well-lit space (approximately 2,000 square feet) houses a kiln room with both gas and electric kilns, and a separate area for glaze mixing and storage. Adjacent to the structure is an outdoor gas kiln and facilities for raku work.

The cost of the residency is $200 per week. A growing list of scholarships is available. Most scholarships provide a $700 stipend and waive the residency fees for two weeks of a residency ($400).

Hambidge’s Residency Program opens the second week of February and closes mid-to late-December through the month of January.

Application deadlines are:
• Apply from December 1st through January 15th for the May – August residency period.
• Apply from March 1st through April 15th for the September – December residency period.
• Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February – April residency period.

Go to for details about applications requirements and a link to the on-line application. There is a $30 application fee. No references required.

Mailing Address: PO Box 339, Rabun Gap GA 30568
Physical Address: 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap GA 30568
Phone: 706-746-5718

For the 2015-2016 year, Lillstreet Art Center is seeking resident artists to work and teach in our seven departments. Below are the details. The application deadline is April 17, 2015. More information can be found at our website:

Residencies include: Studio/work space in our classroom or artist group studios, 24-hour access to facilities and equipment, most materials and firing fees, free classes in any department, teaching/assisting opportunities, group exhibition in the gallery, and a $200 monthly stipend.

Attached is an informational PDF to print and post. Please pass this information on to your students, colleagues, and anyone else in your network who might be interested.

Thank you for helping to spread the word about this residency opportunity. Please direct any questions to

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Application Fee: $35 (nonrefundable)
Please note: Applications for the Metalsmithing & Jewelry residencies are being accepted on a separate SlideRoom application and are due by June 15, 2015.
Apply now at

Tennessee Tech University's Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft if now accepting applications for an Artist in Residence in Clay. The resident will work 20 hours per week on studio maintenance and other studio tasks including managing the needs of the workshop program. This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal up to three years.  Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of studio residencies. Single occupancy bedroom with private bath and shared kitchen and living space, individual studio space and 24 hour studio access are provided. A stipend of $1620.00 annually is provided. Also, opportunities for additional employment through workshop and outreach programs or adjunct teaching may be available.  Residency begins August 2015. Review of applicants begins March 2, 2015.  For complete details, please visit:
The Appalachian Center for Craft
The Appalachian Center for Craft is also now accepting applications for 2015 Summer Workshop Interns. Summer Workshop Interns will have the opportunity to receive free housing and participation in workshops of their choice in exchange for assisting workshop instructors, helping to facilitate participant activities such as evening hikes, and working with housing staff to clean between workshop sessions. The program will accept one student in each of the following areas: clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Applications due by April 1, 2015.  For complete details, please visit:

Craft Clay Resident Position

Byrdcliff provides ceramic artists working in traditional and experimental modes with private, fully equipped studio space and living accommodations for 4-8 week periods. Byrdcliffe is a rustic turn-of-century art colony located near village of Woodstock, NY. Artists may participate in work-shares, field trips, Open Studios or spend time working in the quiet retreat of their studio. Experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing is required. Application fee is $40, residency fee is $600 per session. Fellowships are available. Please visit for more information.
Penland School of Crafts
Penland School of Crafts is currently seeking interns for the following programs/studios:

Benefit Auction
Community Collaboration/Development
Community Collaboration/Teaching Artist
Painting/Drawing & Textiles
Print, Letterpress, Books & Papermaking

Please visit to view complete information for each of the internships listed above, including time frames, deadlines and compensation details.

Residency Opportunity-University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art and Design is accepting applications for our artist-in-residence (AIR) program. The one-year residency with the possibility of a one-year extension (for a total of 2 years) for an emerging professional clay artist. We welcome applications from the US and abroad.

Please contact Wesley Smith at the University of North Dakota Dept of Art and Design with inquiries or for application materials.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges.

For more information contact

A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence, Vallauris France)
Located in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, the non-profit Association A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence) welcomes international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research and create new work in an artistic laboratory created specifically for them. The Association has three primary objectives:

  • The hosting of resident artists and the support of contemporary creation
  • Education in the field of ceramic art
  • The organization of cultural events

How to apply:

Applications for residencies are accepted throughout the year with deadlines being the first day of each month, however it is recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible anyway since submission dates may be taken into consideration for time-slot selection priority. The application materials can be submitted by email. Email your request for an application form

Workhouse Arts Center - Ceramics Residency Program
The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program offers the emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists the individual space and time needed for personal artistic growth in a dynamically cooperative educational environment. The Ceramics Residency Program provides the serious ceramics artist an opportunity and ability to function independently and to refine and exhibit their work, expand on their educational experiences, and contribute to the growth and promotion of the cultural arts in our Community, our Artists, Students, Ceramics program and the Lorton Arts Foundation.

How to Apply
Review of applications for the Ceramics Residency program is ongoing.
Please contact (see below) the Ceramics Director-Dale Marhanka for application materials. You will be required to submit an application form, a letter of intent, resume, artist statement, Teaching Philosophy (if applicable), a CD or slides of 10 images (current within last 3 years) with image info sheet, and 2 letters of reference.

The Lorton Arts Foundation-Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program C/o Dale Marhanka- Ceramics Director, 9504 Workhouse Way –Bldg. 8, Lorton Virginia 22079

West Virginia University China Ceramics Program
Please help spread the word!!!

Join WVU in Jingdezhen, China as we continue our successful partnership with the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen.

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University and Pottery Workshop have teamed to offer a comprehensive study and travel opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.

For those who interested in undergraduate or graduate credits, the WVU China Ceramics Program will enable you to earn accredited WVU credits for the programs.  WVU is a 1 of 59 US universities classified as a Research I by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education.

The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen is an international ceramics center focusing on the development and enrichment of ceramics in China and abroad. Artist Residency, Education Center, Design Studio, Mufei Gallery and our Cafe Shop make up The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen. The most comprehensive location servicing hundreds of artists of all skill levels and geographic location. The Pottery Workshop is surrounded by hundreds of small, independent craftsmen and artists. Clay producers, throwers, sculptors, mold makers, blue and white decorators, glaze shops, public kilns, brush makers, blacksmiths, and box makers are only a sampling of the craftsmen working in our community. Our modern facilities, bilingual staff and being located in the “Porcelain Capital” offers a unique experience found nowhere else in the world.

Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin’s Terra Cotta Army, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Join us for a experience of a lifetime!

Summer Semester 2015
May 24 – June 30
(Dates prices may vary slightly)
6 Credits
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $7300*

This fee covers International airfare, in-country travel, all lodging, food (an exception being during the Beijing travel portion of the program), materials, and 6 graduate or undergraduate transferable credits from West Virginia University.

Fall Semester 2015
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $12,500* 6-Credits Studio Ceramics 3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History 3-Credits Basic Language and Culture Participants will be expected to pay for tools not supplied by the program, brushes, personal acquisitions, and local travel outside of the program.  Students may also be expected to purchase their own meals during the Xian and Beijing travel components.

This fee covers the entire cost of International airfare, in-country travel, all program fees, insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable credits from West Virginia University.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in either of the 2 programs, more information and applications are available at:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506

Robert “Boomer” Moore
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University

Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Residency
Our Short-Term Residency schedule has shifted from two deadline cycles to one. The short-term residency is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project requiring one to eight weeks’ time. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio. Fully furnished apartments are available on a per month rate or a prorated basis congruent with the scheduled residency. Short-term residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses.

Application Requirements and online submittal go directly to Slideroom.

The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency (anytime between December 1 and May 31) is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with travel and/or production costs during residency. The application deadline is September 2.

The Long-Term Residency (September 1 – July 31) is ideal for committed individuals in transition from post baccalaureate studies to graduate school, as well as those pursuing the development of professional artistic careers. Self-directed ceramic artists searching for the time, space and resources needed to explore new ideas and create new work will enjoy the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided with studio space, housing, utilities, and a monthly stipend in exchange for twenty hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses. The application deadline is February 1st annually. Read more here

c.r.e.t.a. rome: residency in Rome, Italy

Co-founded by Paolo Porelli and Lori-Ann Touchette, the non-profit organization ‘c.r.e.t.a. rome’ offers an international self-funded residency program in Rome, Italy. The Italian word for clay seemed perfect to express our commitment to creating an international reference point for ceramics and the arts in the eternal city of Rome. Moreover, taken as an acronym, it spells out our main activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching and the arts.  We are located in the mid 16th-century Palazzo Delfini in the historical center of Rome, just blocks from the Capitoline Hill on one side and the Pantheon on the other.

We offer artist residencies for ceramic artists, periods of 4, 5, 9 or 10 weeks. For 2016, the residency periods are:

SPRING 2016 residency periods: deadline 15 September 2015
18 MARCH-21 APRIL 2016
22 APRIL- 26 MAY 2016

SUMMER 2016 residency periods: deadline 31 March 2016
27 MAY-30 JUNE
2-31 JULY

FALL 2016 fresidency periods: deadline 15 May 2016




The residency fee covers a semi-private equipped studio, shared housing (private room) in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials, firings, etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond. We also offer a residency in the countyside near Bracciano, with private accommodation in a 1-bedroom house with a garden and a private studio. This option is particularly attractive for collaborative projects and/or ceramic artists who work with reduction firing or those who would like tobring their spouse/partner and/or children.

Artists have the opportunity to focus on their art, whether it be creating a new body of work, expanding a well-established oeuvre or allowing themselves to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the centuries of culture that define the eternal city. In addition, they will have access to the wealth of galleries and exhibitions in Rome and beyond. Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal for a final exhibition to display the work created during the residency period.

For application info and costs, contact or see our web-site:

Emmanuel Artist Residency Program
The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.

The Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Fostering creative and artistic excellence, the residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff and faculty.

Duration: 8 weeks; June through August
Application Deadline: 02/01/2014
Application Fee: $0.00
Stipend: $2000.00
Eligibility Requirements:
Application form
Letter of intent: please describe your plan for your time at the residency
10-20 digital images of work (3-4 MB jpeg, 300 dpi 10″x6″ if mailed, 200kb 72dpi 5″X7″ if emailed) Artist statement C.V.

Contact Information:Chantal Harris
Assistant Director of ECAR
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Playa, a facility and nonprofit organization near Summer Lake, in South Central Oregon, offers Residencies to artists, writers, natural scientists, naturalists, and others engaged in creative or interdisciplinary work.

Playa has two application deadlines on the following dates: March 1, 2014 (for Fall 2014 sessions running mid-August – December) and September 1, 2014 (for Spring 2015 sessions running January – June). For questions regarding these upcoming residencies or general information please email

Please look under the Apply menu on our website for NEW guidelines and how to apply online using Submittable
Residencies include housing, work or studio space, and twice weekly group dinners at no cost, however donations are welcome. There is a $25 application fee for individuals ($50 for collaborative teams) to cover administrative costs.

Playa, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. Playa offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes. Away from the urgencies of daily life, residents can focus on their projects, immerse in a desert landscape of basin and rangeland, and find inspiration through self-directed inquiry.

Founded in 2009 and based in Puebla and Oaxaca, southern Mexico, Arquetopia is an award-winning, Mexican official nonprofit foundation promoting Development, social transformation and productivity through artistic, cultural, and educational programs. The core of the Foundation is Sustainable Development through four principles embodied in all of Arquetopia’s programs and activities: social awareness, shared responsibility, innovation, and local networks development. Arquetopia is experienced in negotiation and reinvestment of resources for local arts development in Mexico with the following features: social scope; quality; synergy; collaboration; innovation; viability; reciprocity; and respect for local knowledge.

Arquetopia has since grown to include the premier artist residency program in Mexico and Latin America, with extensive collaborative networks in Puebla and Oaxaca and a satellite office in New York City. Our resident artists have come from dozens of countries on six continents, and we ware proud that many of them have returned multiples times. In contrast to vacation rentals, B&B’s, and sublets advertised part-time as quasi art centers, both Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca have always been professional spaces exclusively for artists and include structured programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and project support.