NCECA INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PARTNER PROGRAMS
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.
In 2013, NCECA will support three International Residencies at the following centers:
Curaumilla Art Center, Santiago, Chile
International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 to email@example.com.
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 703-584-2982 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia University China Ceramics Program
Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University have teamed to offer a comprehensive study 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. For the last 18 years, we have teamed to offer a study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China. Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists. 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 an experience of a lifetime!
China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For thousands of years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered techniques and artistry that has set the standard of excellence in ceramics throughout the world. High fired porcelains, underglaze and overglaze techniques, celadons, copper reds, temmoku, yaoware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.
Summer Semester 2013
May 24 – June 30 (Dates prices may vary slightly)
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $6300*
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 2013
September 7 – December 14 (Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $10,900* 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.
Study with Walter Ostrom in China this Fall! West Virginia University (WVU) China Ceramics announces Walter Ostrom as one of our Fall Semester China Ceramics Program Visiting Artists!
Walter Ostrom is an influential ceramic artist who has revived and modernized the making of low-fired tin-glazed pottery in Canada. He was born in Binghamton NY and is a graduate of Ohio University. Walter recently retired as the Professor of Ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). His work has been featured in collections and exhibitions worldwide, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Walter was one of the first western artist/educators to begin traveling to Jingdezhen, to study, teach, and research Chinese Ceramics. Announcements for additional Visiting Artists will be made in the near future.
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.
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
*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!
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
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.
c.r.e.t.a. rome: short-term residency in Rome, Italy
c.r.e.t.a. rome offers artist residencies for ceramicists and visual artists for periods of 6 weeks or 3 months. 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 of Rome. The residency includes a semi-private equipped studio, private or shared apartments in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials for their work, firings, etc. In addition, they will have access to the wealth of galleries and exhibitions in Rome and beyond. Each resident will have an opportunity to exhibit the work produced during the residency period in a final show. A selection committee composed of artists, art critics and historians carefully evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. For more information and application details, see http://www.cretarome.com/ or contact Lori-Ann Touchette at email@example.com.