Posted by Jane Shellenbarger, Director at Large

Happy New Year NCECA members! 2015 will be an amazing year for NCECA and particularly for our International Residency Partner Program. The deadline for these applications is fast approaching!!!

DEADLINE: February 3!

This year, NCECA has joined forces with C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Rome, Italy and the Yingge Ceramic Museum, New Taipei City, Tiawan.

Both of these respected programs offer excellent facilities and a stimulating creative space to pursue experimental directions in your work, or possibly a project that is inspired by a new studio environment and exposure to a new culture. Both are fantastic opportunities and researching each of these residency centers will allow you to determine which would be a better fit for your proposal.

NCECA’s partnership with these ceramic centers supports the residency awardees with a substantial financial award as well as our residency partners providing in-kind support.

Our goal in doing this is to lessen the financial burden on the artists, and clarify a funding model for this program that reflected an equitable partnership between NCECA and our residency hosts.

One artist will be selected by each of this year’s residency partners, and NCECA will support each artist up to $3750 towards residency costs including travel. Residency hosts will provide $1500.00 of in-kind support that should defer much of the remaining residency costs.

Yingge Ceramic Museum is offering a 4 week residency. For more information on the Yingge opportunity, read here

C.R.E.T.A. Rome is offering a six-week residency, For more information on the C.R.E.T.A  opportunity, read here

Both of these must be scheduled within the timeframe specified by each residency host.  All details about the residency program and application process are listed on NCECA’s website.

This opportunity is another way that NCECA is working to provide value for your membership in our organization. The lucky artists selected for these two opportunities will undoubtedly have an

unforgettable experience working abroad. Our ultimate goal is to promote the ceramic arts and education on a global level, and encourage a rich cultural exchange for our members and partners abroad.

Don’t forget, the deadline to apply is February 3!


 

Last year’s great residency locations:

The Banff Centre in Banff, Canada and the European Ceramic Workcentre in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

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