Deadline October 9

Following Theaster Gates’s challenge to cultivate greater diversity in the field of ceramic art through simple, direct and meaningful gestures of welcome, in 2015 NCECA piloted a Multicultural Fellowship program with the goal of increasing participation in the annual conference by traditionally underrepresented cultural backgrounds. The Chipstone Foundation and individual donors to NCECA have generously sponsored these efforts and NCECA is excited to be able to offer a 6th year of Multicultural Fellowships in 2020 that will provide support for conference registration, membership, travel and lodging costs. NCECA awarded six (6) fellowship in its inaugural year, with an increasing number awarded each year. This year NCECA is excited to award up to twenty (20) awards. 

Current NCECA members are strongly encouraged to issue personal invitations to friends and contacts who they believe will provide value to NCECA and themselves through this opportunity.

This award is for 1st time NCECA conference attendees. Candidates must NOT have previously attended NCECA’s annual conference; and 

  • … be of African American, Asian, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander or other underrepresented descent; and
  • … committed to advancing ceramic art and learning through their studios, research, work, and life.

Up to twenty (20) NCECA Multicultural Fellowships will be awarded for participation in MULTIVALENT: Clay, Mindfulness and Memory, the 54th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Richmond, Virginia, March 25-28, 2020.

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(images above of Theaster Gates during his Keynote presentation in Milwaukee in 2014)