Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) will award scholarships to six Rhode Island artists to attend the 49th Annual NCECA Conference in Providence, March 25-38. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a nonprofit organization that fosters global education and appreciation for the ceramic arts. NCECA’s annual conference has earned a reputation worldwide as a premiere event for ceramic art, drawing thousands each year. This year’s conference in Providence is titled Lively Experiments, joining ceramic art’s historic engagement with empirical research and discovery to today’s evolving creative commons. Conference programming based at the Rhode Island Convention Center will investigate, celebrate and promote discourse in Lively Experimentation through aesthetics, history, criticism, pedagogy, professional practice, technology and sustainability. Special strands dedicated to K-12 education and student-centered programming will also be incorporated along with opportunities to learn about ceramics study, residency opportunities, services and products in a large Resource Hall.
In order to apply, please create a profile in RISCA’s online grants system here: http://www.arts.ri.gov/ind-apply
Then click Apply on the left tab.

Deadline February 20th, 2015.
If you have questions, please contact Cristina at cristina.dichiera@arts.ri.gov