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.


The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA students. Work must have been completed in the past two years.

Juror: Yoomi Nam

Yoonmi Nam was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, spending part of her youth in Canada. She received a BFA degree in Printmaking from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea. She moved to the U.S. to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a MFA degree in Painting/Printmaking in 2000. Her work considers cross-cultural experience and sense of transience through observations of everyday objects and occurrences. Yoonmi has received grants and awards to support her creative research and travel.  Some notable ones include, a Solo Exhibition Award from The Print Center in Philadelphia, MI-LAB Artist Residency Award in Japan, the Hall Center Creative Work Fellowship at The University of Kansas, and the Ngwang Choephel Fellowship from the U.S. State Department.  Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally including countries such as Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Korea, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Italy, Sweden, and Paraguay.  Yoonmi has taught at RISD and Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, she teaches at the University of Kansas, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.

Eligible States:
All 50 states


  • Up to 3 works represented by up to 6 images.
  • Maximum size for 2D work: 2” high and 60” wide.
  • Maximum size for 3D work: 36” in any direction and up to 50lbs max.
  • All 2D artwork should be framed and ready to hang.

Accepted Works
Shipping to and from the exhibition will be the responsibility of the artist.

All fine art printmaking mediums, including relief, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, and letterpress will be accepted. Prints must be hand-pulled.

*Digital media, drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are NOT eligible. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted.

Multi-media works will be accepted, but submissions must be at least 75% ceramic.

Entry Fee: $10


  • $500, Best of Show
  • $300, 2nd Place
  • $200, 3rd Place
  • $100, Honorable Mention

Important Dates:

  • December 17, 2018: Online submission ends
  • January 8, 2019: Notification of acceptance (via email)
  • January 25, 2019: Deadline for arrival of accepted artwork (must include a pre-paid return shipping label)
  • February 4, 2019: Exhibition opens in Tippetts and Eccles Galleries
  • February 27, 2018: Closing Reception, 5 – 8 p.m.
  • March 1, 2019: Exhibition ends

 Juried by Kensuke Yamada 

 DEADLINE: Friday, November 9, 2018

Exhibition dates are February 1-22, 2019

Open to artists in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Work must address the theme of “small & mighty” in either a formal, visual and/or conceptual manner, be made primarily out of clay, and must measure no more than 12″ in any direction.

The artist is responsible for freight and insurance on the work to and from Missoula, MT. The Clay Studio is responsible for insurance during the exhibition.

All work must be for sale.

Work which differs from the submitted image will be disqualified.

Artists may submit images for up to two entries, and a maximum of two images for each entry.

Best of Show and Merit Awards will be available.

To learn more and submit your entry by November 9, please visit:

about our Juror:

Kensuke Yamada was born in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. He received his MFA from the University of Montana in 2009 and has a BA from The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington. Kensuke has participated in artist residency programs at The Archie Bray Foundation, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts , Oregon College of Art and Craft, and was an invited guest to make a sculpture at Chihuly Inc and Ox-Bow. His sculptures have been exhibited throughout the USA at SOFA CHICAGO, Holter Museum of Art, Lillstreet Art Center, Seattle Center, and more. His work has also been included in the permanent collections of the Missoula Art Museum, Safeco Insurance, and the Bellevue Club. Kensuke was previously a visiting artist at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Centre College, Danville, KY. He is currently teaching at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. Aiming to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future, LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846. ‘Craft is the essence of LOEWE. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant,’ Anderson has stated.

British ceramist Jennifer Lee was selected as the winner of the 2018 edition among 30 finalists from close to 2,000 submissions representing over 80 countries on five continents.

Key Dates · LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

20 June 2018: Entry site opens to submit works
31 Oct. 2018: Submissions close
31 Jan. 2019: Shortlist of finalists announced
Spring 2019: Winner announced
Spring 2019: Exhibition of finalist works in Japan
For full details visit this link

Now entering its fourth year, MN NICE is an advanced certificate program that provides rigorous, personalized instruction for artists who are serious about taking the next step in their ceramic education. The program is designed to respond to the changing needs of students and give non-traditional students high-level training in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practice. Through instruction and individual mentorship, students build skills, knowledge, and insight necessary to create a personal and cohesive body of work.MN NICE extends beyond the classroom to include artist lectures, gallery tours, and studio visits with established artists to take advantage of the rich ceramic resources throughout the Twin Cities, including those from academic and non-traditional routes of study, artists of other media, and arts administrators. The program strives to prepare students both artistically and professionally whether they are seeking gallery representation, applying for graduate school, or selling work to the public.

ABOUT: The program consists of three 8-week blocks of instruction, beginning in September and ending in May. During each block, the group meets for weekly seminars and field trips to museums, galleries, artist studios, and lectures. Throughout the year, participants have individual critiques with leading professionals in the field, helping them to focus their research and development of work. The program culminates with the submission of a graduation portfolio and a group exhibition in NCC’s Emily Galusha Gallery.

DEADLINE: The priority deadline for MN NICE applications is June 1. To apply, visit:

INFO SESSION: Thursday, May 10, 6:00 pm in the NCC Library

CONTACT: If you have questions about the history of MN NICE or joining next year’s class, please make Manager of Education and Studio Artist Programs Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp your first point of contact at or call him directly at 612.339.8007 x314.

For more information about the MN NICE program, visit:

FRANZ RISING STAR PROJECT is a new iteration of the FRANZ AWARD, an international competition with a goal of cultivating the talents of up-and-coming designers in the porcelain industry. Since 2007, thousands of young talents and students from over 60 countries have participated in the FRANZ AWARD competition. While many other competitions focus only on the winners, FRANZ Award would like to offer students a helping hand in order to lighten the burden of the sampling cost and encourage them to follow their dreams for porcelain design. Thus this year, FRANZ decided to transition from “FRANZ AWARD” into the “Franz Rising Star Project” which will offer 100 opportunities for students who are porcelain designers reimbursements of USD$1,000. Learn more about the Franz Rising Star Project at

Mighty Mud’s Inaugural Artist in Residence Application 

Mighty Mud is a unique, urban ceramic centric studio, our almost 10,000 square foot facility includes: 22 artist studios with 40+ local artist renting space in those studios and an average of 500 students per year. Mighty Mud has a gallery, an exhibition space, and a weekly presence at the Saturday Farmers Market. We have 16 electric wheels, glaze lab, 3 indoor electric kilns, proposed Wood kiln, Gas reduction kiln, slab rollers, extruders, documentation (photo booth) area, coming soon spray booth, large outdoor area. Mighty Mud’s artist-in-residence program provides a unique opportunity for artists to work in a collaborative community of artists. Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to develop their existing bodies of work and explore new processes and concepts, and will be encourage to do monthly critiques with members. The residency allows artists to shape and structure their time to fit their own goals. Residents spend some of their time working as a studio technician and retail operations. They also will have opportunities to teach their own classes. Special consideration will be granted to applicants who have operated and/or helped construct wood or soda kilns. Mighty Mud plans to build a wood kiln during the 2018/19 residency and the resident will be highly involved in the process.

Click HERE for full details.

Emerging Artist Residency

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, 2018, to August 31, 2019. 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 2020, at Northern Clay Center, at the conclusion of the grant period. Recipients have the opportunity to present a brief slide lecture on their work in conjunction with the exhibition.

The deadline to apply for the Emerging Artist Residencies is Friday, April 13, 2018, by 5 pm. For more information and to apply, visit:

If you have questions about the eligibility of your work, or how this residency can be successful for you, please contact the Coordinator of Artist Services and Storytelling, Jill Foote-Hutton, at

McKnight Residency

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 21st year at NCC, intends to recognize and support ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. The program is intended to provide these ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work and, at the same time, exchange ideas and knowledge with Minnesota ceramic artists. Up to three, 3-month residencies will be awarded in 2018, to take place during the 2019 calendar year, through a competitive application process. NCC will invite one or two other artists through a nominative process.Residents must be non-Minnesotan ceramic artists. Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award (for a three-month residency), studio space provided at no cost, and a glaze and firing allowance. During the residency, each artist will present a public lecture/workshop, for which he or she will receive an additional honorarium. At the culmination of the grant period, recipients will be featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center. The exhibition will travel to 3 – 5 sites around the state of Minnesota. Recipients are also required to submit a final report at the end of the grant period.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program is Friday, May 25, 2018 by 5 pm (this is NOT a postmark deadline).​ For more information and to apply, visit:
This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at

McKnight Fellowship

In its 21st year of programming at Northern Clay Center, the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists will support outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who have already proven their abilities and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Two $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2018. Fellowship support may be pursued for, but is not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials, purchasing materials and equipment, collaborating with other artists, and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. The McKnight Fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a corresponding catalogue at the end of their grant year. Applicants must be ceramic artists and Minnesota residents.

This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

Applications for the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program are due Friday, May 25, 2018, by 5 pm.

For more information and to apply, visit:

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at

Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award

The WMAA, founded in 2014 with Northern Clay Center, 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 2018, up to $4,000 each, for projects taking place between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Recipients contribute project updates to Northern Clay Center’s social media and are required to give a public presentation at their school or other institution. See updates from past recipients at

Applications for the 2018 Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018.

The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award is made possible through the support of generous individual and institutional donors in honor of MacKenzie’s legacy of ceramic education, both traditional and non-traditional. For more information and to apply, visit:

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at

The International Studio Residency is a non-profit program located on the campus of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in the historical porcelain capital city of Jingdezhen. As the University with the largest emphasis on ceramics in China, JCI maintains a program to host and support notable artists and academics from around the world to conduct artistic and materials based research and complete special projects.

This program is intended to expand and diversify opportunities for artists to encounter contemporary ceramic sculpture, painting practices, and also the traditional skills of Jingdezhen. The residencies at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute are intended for both established and emerging artists, with programs ranging form Post-Baccalaureate study/residencies to sponsored projects submitted by proposal.  Applications can be uploaded at

Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado is offering a one month fully-funded residency for a Ceramic Artist working with alternative firing techniques such as Pit and Saggar. 

The residency will take place in Fall 2018 ( September, October, November or December) and includes living space at Elsewhere, full access to Paonia Clayworks studio and a $250 stipend.Artists are expected to host a one day workshop teaching the community about their alternative firing process during the residency.

The application deadline is: March 1st, 2018

Ceramic studio information: The studio is located 10 blocks from Elsewhere. It is a cooperative studio at one end of a warehouse building (Edesia Warehouse) that also houses a commercial kitchen. It is an easy walkable or bike rideable distance from Elsewhere! There is 24/7 access to the space and it includes: 5 wheels, a slab roller, clay mixer, extruder, 3 electric kilns, a propane fire Raku Kiln. By Fall of 2018 we also expect to have a natural gas fired kiln in use. Artist is responsible for purchase of their own clay and glaze materials. 

Note: If you are interested in an additional month or two (& able to pay the customary Residency Fee), please put that in your application.

To Apply:

The Ceramics Program at The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design is accepting applications for our artist-in-residence (AIR) program. The one-year residency is from August 15 to August 1with 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.

Residence will have:
12×20 semi-private room
access to wood, salt, soda, raku, wood raku, electric and reduction kilns as well as access to glaze materials
24/7 studio access
Free wood for wood firings
Free reclaim clay
Access to nationally recognized clay workshop artists
Solo show at the University of North Dakota
opportunity to teach a class in fall and/or spring semester through the University of North Dakota with pay (pending adequate student enrollment and availability of funding)

The Department of Art and Design has a strong visiting artist workshop program. We have had artists such as John Glick, Paul Soldner, Josh DeWeese, Lana Wilson, Don Reitz, Tom & Elaine Coleman, Tom Bartel, Kurt Weiser, Sam Chung and many more. There are many other visiting artist workshops occurring throughout the year within the Department of Art and Design.

Strong Preference will be given to applicants with an MFA. Candidate’s potential artistic and professional growth, technical skills in studio and equipment maintenance and potential for instructional support will be considered in the selection process. The artist-in-residence is required to work 15-19 hours per week in the clay studio area. Occasional teaching duties may occur during faculty absence as part of those hours. Resident will periodically provide demonstrations and/or participate in class discussions and mid-term and final critiques in the intermediate and advanced classes. The resident may be asked to teach workshops and/or academic classes at the University of North Dakota and will be compensated for these courses.

Application deadline this year is open until filled. Primary evaluation of candidates beginning March 31st. The end of the week after NCECA and should be concluded very promptly.

To apply, candidates must submit:
• Application form (this page at bottom)
• 20 digital images of recent work submitted as jpgs.
Your image files should be sized no larger than 1800×1800 pixels at 72 dpi (approximately 6”x6” at 300 dpi)
• Image list must include title of piece, year made, materials, dimensions
• Cover letter describing qualifications and intent
• Artist’s statement
• C/V or Resume
• Contact information of three references who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications as a potential resident. Please do not send letters of reference.

***Send application information to: Wesley Smith, Associate Professor, Ceramics (This is only for incoming applications.)

Questions concerning the residency can be sent to or call 701-777-3362

Application Form:

Best phone contact number:

For additional information about the ceramics program or the Department of Art and Design, go to: or

The program provides ceramic artists the ability to work in a supportive community environment of like-minded individuals, to share their expertise and vision, to inspire excellence and create work at the highest level in a nurturing and creative environment. The artist is provided with accommodations at the Caetani Centre, and is also provided with use of a shared studio workspace and equipment at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (VCAC) operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO).

The residency is a multi-faceted experience that will include opportunities for teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work.

The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, and to establish professional practices and standards. Both Centers offer the support of their staff and facilities to help Resident Artists reach the next stage of development in their careers.

The Caetani Centre, ACNO & VCAC will facilitate workshops, receptions, and public programming based around the participating artist’s work. All organizations work together to provide additional opportunities for public educational programs, artist presentations, and feedback from other artists and mentors. The artist may propose additional events and community programming if they choose. Learn more here

Apply now

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Lillstreet Art Center is a unique, urban visual arts and community center with classes in Ceramics, Metalsmithing, Drawing & Painting, Printmaking, Textiles and Digital Media. Located on the north side of Chicago, our 40,000 square foot facility includes: 25 classrooms, 48 artist studios and an average of 1800 students per term. Lillstreet also has a gallery with an exhibition space, a shop and a cafe. Lillstreet’s artist-in-residence program provides a unique opportunity for artists to work in a collaborative, community-based arts center. Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to develop their existing bodies of work and explore new processes and concepts. The residency allows artists to shape and structure their time to fit their own goals. Residents spend some of their time dedicated to working with students in order to enrich the educational programs, offering students the opportunity to see and learn from working artists. Residents will have the opportunity to work with ArtReach, our community outreach program, to provide arts education to underserved communities in Chicago. Residencies begin September 1 and end August 31.

AIR’s are expected be at Lillstreet for a minimum of 20 hours a week, which includes 8 hours per week of studio monitoring. Some common departmental responsibilities include: maintaining equipment and space, promoting classes, regular posting on the blog, organizing shows for the AIR program, presenting workshops, art slide talks and organizing exhibitions. Please submit the following information to our on-line application no later than May 1, 2017 (no emailed or mailed submissions will be accepted)

• 10-15 images of work completed in the last 2 years. A minimum of 5 individual pieces of artwork are required.
• Resume/CV
• Brief artist statement (one page maximum)
• Personal statement (one page maximum) explaining what you hope to accomplish personally and what you hope to bring to the Lillstreet community during your residency. Additionally address what specific skills and qualities make you a good fit for the Lillstreet Residency Program.
• Names and contact info of three references

Residency includes:
• Studio/work space in our classroom or artist group studios
• 24-hour access to facilities and equipment
• Monthly stipend – $200
• Free classes in any department
• Teaching/assisting opportunities
• Group exhibition with other resident artists

Residency DOES NOT include:
• Housing or food
• Travel costs

For more information visit our website:

The Windgate ITE residency is an 8-week, interactive program during which the resident fellows live and work together at the University of the Arts, in downtown Philadelphia. The Center selects from an international pool of applicants one photojournalist, one scholar, five artists, and one student artist who work either solely in wood or who work with wood in combination with other materials. The residency runs annually from the first week of June through the first week of August and the fellows participate in several public programs and visits to artists, collectors and museums in the region.

ITE is designed as a collegial experience and encourages an open exchange of creative and technical innovations. Residents are able to pursue both individual and collaborative work that is explorative and experimental.

The culmination of the residency is a multidisciplinary exhibition reflects each fellow’s experience and growth by including objects produced before and during the program. Artwork is accompanied by photos and essays documenting the residency experience.

Deadline for the complete application is December 30. For more information on the application and resident roles please visit:

Application (pdf)

PLAYA’s mission:

On the edge of the Great Basin in Oregon, PLAYA provides space, solitude and a creative community to residents working in the arts and sciences, encouraging dialogue to bring positive change to the environment and the world.

PLAYA has two application deadlines each year: March 1 (for Fall  sessions running August – December) and September 1, (for Spring 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 in fully equipped cabins, work or studio space, and twice weekly group dinners at no cost. There is a $35 application fee for individuals ($70 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.

Deborah Ford
Executive Director

47531 Highway 31
Summer Lake, OR 97640

PLAYA’s Mission
On the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, the solitude and the community to reflect and to engage their work through its residency program. PLAYA supports innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences and other fields of creative inquiry and encourages dialogue between disciplines to bring positive change to the environment and the world.

PLAYA is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization and all contributions are tax-deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


The Artist in Residence program offers a self- directed emerging ceramic artist a supportive work environment to explore ideas and create a cohesive body of work while working and living at the Sonoma Community Center.

SETTING: Located in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country, one hour north of San Francisco, and in the quaint town of Sonoma, the Sonoma Community Center is the region’s premier public ceramics studio.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all ceramic artists living within the United States (unless residsident can provide own work visa) and culminates with a solo gallery exhibition. Potters and sculptors are welcome to apply. This residency is designed to benefit those who are dedicated to the ceramics medium and who are interested in working closely with our studio members.

WORK: In exchange for a monthly stipend of $750, lodging, firings, glazes, and 24 hour studio access, the Artist in Residence is expected to work 20 hours per week. Tasks include managing electric, gas, Raku, and Soda kiln firings, mixing glazes and slips, special event support, outreach, administrative support, and other studio-related tasks under the supervision of Ceramics Program Director. 

HOUSING: The Resident’s studio apartment, located onsite, is fully furnished with bedding, a kitchenette, access to a full-sized commercial kitchen, internet, utilities, mailbox, parking, and bicycle.  All amenities are walkable.

SELECTION: The resident artist is selected through a jury process which evaluates artistic merit, and proven studio/material competency as represented by the artist’s portfolio, resume, letter of intent, and professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Couples will be considered, if both are artists, please note this in letter of intent.

For further inquiries contact:
Ceramics Program Director
Kala Stein 
707-931-4290 x9


Residency Duration:
Winter / Spring: January – June 2019
DUE: October 28, 2018

Residency Duration:
Summer / Fall: July- December 2019
DUE: April 28, 2019

Details and link to application:

– Deadline to Apply: August 28, 2016
– Successful applicants will be notified September 2016
– Residency: January 3 – April 13, 2017
– Solo exhibition: March 28 – April 11, 2017

The CeramAiR program provides ceramic artists the ability to work in a supportive community environment of like-minded individuals, to share their expertise and vision, to inspire excellence and create work at the highest level in a nurturing and creative environment. The artist is provided with accommodations at the Caetani Cultural Centre, and is also provided with use of a shared studio workspace and equipment at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (VCAC) operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO). The residency is a multi-faceted experience that will include opportunities for teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work.

The program is open to both emerging and established artists. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of post-secondary training completed or in progress with a major in ceramics, be self-directed and able to work independently. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques. The successful CeramAIR resident has a genuine commitment to working with clay, a willingness to work with the local community, and a desire to grow in the development of their own work. They bring a high level of professionalism and competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and facility. A selection committee composed of arts professionals will review and select candidates for the program. Selection is based on the body of work presented, cv and project proposal.

Please visit our site for more information and how to apply:

Dear Artists,

We would like to inform you that our application for 2017 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 2017 program, our goal is to select the best artists from all the applicants who have applied for our program. The application deadline is August 12, 2016. 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

The New Harmony Clay Project residency program fosters an environment that supports the investigation of new ideas and work of ceramic artists. Our goal is to encourage emerging and professional visual artists/educators in ceramics by giving them space and the time to develop a new body of work. The program offers a unique and stimulating experience that will challenge individuals to integrate new discoveries into their expressions.

The program is offered from September-April of each year. Residents have the opportunity to select a flexible residency time frame that accommodates their schedules-from one up to six month periods. We provide studio space for up to four artists at a time and reasonable materials commonly used when working with clay. We also help offset costs incurred by the artist(s) with a monthly stipend and provide housing with a private room and shared bathroom for the duration of the residency period. There are rolling deadlines and no application fee, so apply today!

Please direct any questions to Lenny Dowhie at or Mitzi Davis at

Dear Colleagues, Students, and Ceramic Enthusiasts,

Come to China and Study Ceramics with West Virginia University at the World Famous Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop!!!

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University has 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 21 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, Ancient Capital of Xi’an, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, 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, yao ware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.

Summer Semester 2017
May 24 – June 30
(Dates prices may vary slightly)
6 Credits
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $7500*

2017 Summer artists/Faculty: Boomer Moore, Kelly O’Briant, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

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 2017
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $12,900* 6-Credits Studio Ceramics 3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History 3-Credits Basic Language and Culture

2017 Fall artists/Faculty: Birdie Boone, Rain Harris, Caroline Cheng, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

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:
or go to our Facebook Page:

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

Shoji Satake
Associate 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

Jennifer Allen
West Virginia University

Kelly O’Briant
Research Fellow/Lecturer
West Virginia University

1 Year Renewable /

Make contact via website. Interview required for successful candidate.
Applicant works 2-3 days per wk., flexible/terms negotiable. Apartment available w. studio. Strong work ethic, reliable, self-motivated to be involved with all aspects of professional artist’s studio, gallery & Anagama-Noborigama kiln. Useful skills may include any of the following: firings, kiln, clay, wood preparation, kiln-building, carpentry, art-handling, gallery, office, computer, web-site, social-media, or other. Will train. Own transportation.


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 March 1, 2016. The Residency fee is $650 per session. Fellowships are available. For more information please visit:

 Pocosin Arts is accepting applications for yearlong residency positions in both clay and metals. We are located in Columbia, North Carolina, in close proximity to the Outer Banks.  Resident artists are provided housing, a monthly stipend, 24-hour studio access with dedicated workspace, retail gallery representation, and opportunities to teach both youth and adult classes.

Application due April 7, 2017
Residency dates:  June 2017-June 2018

Learn more:

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 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

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

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

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 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 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.

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

We are pleased to announce that the schedule for 2018 artist residencies programme is now available. We invite artists to apply for the following periods :

Phase I : Tuesday, 30 January 2018 to Friday, 2 March 2018

Phase II : Tuesday, 3 April 2018 to Friday, 4 May 2018

Phase III : Tuesday, 15 May 2018 to Friday, 15 June 2018

Phase IV : Tuesday, 10 July 2018 to Friday, 10 August 2018

Phase V : Tuesday, 4 September 2018 to Friday, 5 October 2018

Phase VI : Tuesday, 23 October 2018 to Friday, 23 November 2018

Applications are open to all artists (fine-arts, crafts, design, sculpture, architecture, filmmakers) seeking an opportunity to present and realize a project in a rich cultural environment. Artists who have been working independently for at least two years may apply for an individual residential work period in A.I.R. Vallauris.

On admission, artists are provided with a private bedroom and workspace. The residence is equipped with a common kitchen for food preparation as well as a common dining area. Internet access is available from your own material through a WiFi connection.

Work studios offer facilities for working in clay including wheels and an electric kilns, multimedia and painting.

There are several different residency phases throughout the year. An exhibition at the end of the residency phase gives the artists an opportunity to showcase their works created in residence to the local population.   We accept applications year-round. As we give priority according to application dates, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.   For more information and to receive the application form, please email us at

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

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

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:

For 2017 the residency periods are (5 weeks unless noted):

SPRING 2017 residency periods: deadline 1 November 2016
12 APRIL- 17 MAY

SUMMER 2017 residency periods: deadline 1 March 2017
18 MAY-14 JUNE (4 weeks)
15 JUNE-12 JULY (4 weeks)

FALL 2017 residency periods: deadline 1 May 2017
23 NOVEMBER-20 DECEMBER (4 weeks)

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:

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

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.