Submission Deadlines


This Section gives last dates for applying to fairs and other ceramic events, grants, residences etc. To submit notifications for events to be added to these pages contact: . It may be worth contacting the event/award if you are a few days late to submit as sometimes they are prepared to be forgiving.


Craft Pottery Charitable Trust

Deadline: December 15th every year

Applications must be submitted by 15th December each year. The Trustees meet early the following year and will inform the applicants of the outcome as soon as is possible.

The Trust was set up in 1991.
It makes grants in line with the following criteria:
• awards are made to persons involved in ceramics
• those who are resident in the UK for tax purposes
• the benefit should apply as widely as possible
• to assist in the preparation of books, travel, film, conference attendance and organisation, and other projects relevant to ceramics at the discretion of the Trustees
The Trustees will not support the following:
• grants towards formal education
• student exhibitions
• subsistence and living expenses other than during a period of grant aided travel or conference attendance
• students who are in full time education

The scheme is open to all ceramists, whether or not members of the CPA. The Trust has an annual grant scheme in which awards of up to £1,000 in value are made.  Application guidelines are available from email: to whom applications should be sent.


International Ceramics Studio - Hungary - Artist in Residence

Deadline: Ongoing

The ICS Artist-in-residence program allows artists to work in the context of a different country and culture.
The Artist in Residence Programme provides artists with the space to create new works, experiment with innovative ideas and research new and different ways of making. Artists are encouraged to explore all our facilities to open up new possibilities and directions for the contemporary ceramicist.
The program is open to all artists who wish to work independently on their own projects. Artists may use the residency to accomplish a specific project or to work in a creative and supportive atmosphere alongside other international ceramic artists.

On average the are up to ten artists in residence at the ICS at any one time. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the other artists but enough space to be quiet and reflective.

Making an application for the Artist in Residence Programme: There is no application deadline and applications will be considered throughout the year. We require slides, photographs or digital images on cd or by email, accompanyied by a current CV (Resumι) and biography. A brief outline of your intended work during your residency would be helpful for us to consider your application. Please give us an indication of your preferred dates for your residency.

See the website for more detail: www.icshu.org/residency.html

If you are interested in making an application please email for further information and an application form.:


A.I.R. Vallauris: RESIDENCY PROGRAM- CALL FOR ARTISTS

Deadline: Ongoing

Although applications for residencies are accepted throughout the year, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible as places are limited.
There are five different residency dates to choose from.

If you are interested in making an application please email for further information and an application form.: info@air-vallauris.com

To receive an application, contact us at: http://www.air-vallauris.org/residency/application/


Handmade Chelsea 2018 Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November 2018

Deadline: 30 April 2018

For the past decade, Handmade in Britain's shows have become the top contemporary craft selling events in UK. Our events showcase the best high-end design and craftsmanship from hundreds of highly skilled designer-makers. The events target and appeal to an informed and highly motivated audience of local and UK consumers, collectors and aficionados as well as a select audience of professionals; including those who represent corporate and public sector buyers. The consumer audience includes local residents; tourists; shoppers and craft/design collectors. Selected press, trade buyers, media and VIPs are also invited to attend. We welcome applications from individual makers, groups and galleries of contemporary craft working in the following disciplines: furniture, metal, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, paper and sculpture. For more information, please visit our website at:

More information from: Handmade in Britain: phone: 020 3490 6556 Email:

Full details and the online application form can be found by clicking the links below. The deadline for applications is 1st September 2017.
Send your application online :
http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea


Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE



Make '18 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas 17 November 2018 – 6 January 2019

Deadline: 28 June 2018

MAKE is Devon Guild's annual Christmas selling exhibition celebrating the diversity of contemporary craft. The exhibition focuses on selling handmade, high quality craftwork and connecting makers with our Christmas customers. By highlighting one-off, unique pieces alongside small scale batch production we aim to offer a range of mediums and prices to suit all. The exhibition is open to any UK-based craftsperson or designer-maker whose work fits these criteria. We are particularly looking for makers who produce exciting and contemporary work. The Christmas season is a key time for sales; during the run of MAKE 2017 over 16,000 people visited the exhibition, more than 14,000 visited online, and over £29,000 in sales were achieved.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply please submit the following by email to •Sharyn Baker 6 digital images (examples of current work) • Artist’s statement • Current trade prices (not retail) • CV ! Email: