With the start of school fast approaching (and already begun for some of you), we want to make sure that you know about all of the fantastic NCECA opportunities available for students working with ceramics in higher education. There are lots of ways to get involved, show your work, present your research, and even get funding for your project, so be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Student Interests Program Proposals Due Sep. 25

Apply now to present at the 2018 NCECA conference in Pittsburgh! Student Interests programing addresses the concerns of students on a wide variety of related topics, and proposals can be for lectures, co-lectures or panel discussions. Accepted presenters are eligible to receive a complimentary 2018 conference pass provided they are or become NCECA members at the time of acceptance.

> Learn more on our website!


Student Show Application Deadline Sep. 27

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 2018 National Student Juried Exhibition (NSJE), the premier showcase for rising talent in the ceramic arts. Jurors are Sam Harvey and Martina Lantin.

The 2018 NCECA NSJE is open to undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students enrolled in the United States of America. Students enrolled at institutions on which the jurors currently serve as faculty are not eligible to apply. The applicant must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal. NCECA Membership is not a requirement of submission but members will receive a 50% discount on exhibition submission fee as well as a range of other benefits.

>> Apply Now

Fellowship Awards for Undergraduate & Graduate Students – Due Oct. 25

Project proposals are due Oct. 25 for both the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship (up to 3 awards of $1,800 each are available) and the NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship (up to 3 awards of $2,000 each are available). Two letters of recommendation are required with each application; we strongly suggest that you submit your proposal in a timely fashion to provide enough time for recommenders to complete the Confidential Letter of Recommendation Upload form by the Oct. 25 deadline.

>> Learn more about the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship

>> Learn more about the NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship


Serve on the NCECA Board – Applications Due Oct. 4

NCECA is presently seeking highly qualified candidates for the Student Director at Large position on its Board of Directors which will come open in Spring 2018. If you are a community oriented, service minded student, excited about shaping the future of our field, this position presents a great opportunity. Candidates must be 21 years old and be enrolled in a higher education program in ceramics for at least one semester of the two-year board term.

>> Learn more on our website!

If you have any questions about these opportunities, or student concerns in general, please reach out to one of our great Student Directors at Large:

Naomi Clement                                           Brandon Schnur

naominceca@gmail.com                               brandonschnurnceca@gmail.com