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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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! (sometimes not! :-( )
Craft Pottery Charitable Trust 2013When:2012
The trustees invite applicants to apply for the Annual Grant Scheme. The closing date for the Trust grant scheme is usually 15 December in each year, but applicants should check exact dates with Liz Gale.
The scheme is open to all ceramists, whether or not members of the CPA. The Trust has two main grant schemes; an annual grant scheme in which awards of up to £1,000 in value are made and a £500 bursary scheme for new graduate makers. Guidelines for applicants are available from email: or send a stamped addressed enelope to:
Liz Gale, Secretary to the Craft Pottery Charitable Trust
Taplands Farm Cottage
GUEST POTTER/ MEMBERSHIP:POTTERS, BRISTOLThis marketing co-operative based in Bristol is seeking new ceramics and ceramic sculpture to exhibit in its high profile shop. Its £Guest Potter£ programme involves exhibiting work of selected applicants for a mutually agreed period of 1 or more months. POTTERS also welcome applications from professional potters, ceramists and sculptors for membership in the co-operative.
POTTERS is a unique shop providing since 1996 an enormous range of hand crafted ceramics, both decorative and functional, and ceramic sculpture made by professional craftspeople of England and Wales. .
For more information contact Margaret Crump, POTTERS POTTERS' address listed on the news pages: 9 Perry Road, BRISTOL BS1 5BQ. Tel: 0117 3308445. .
Alternatively see the website: www.pottersbristol.com We always receive well over 200 applications, late applications can not be considered. The number of participants is limited to max. 150 exhibitors. All complete applications received are reviewed by a jury.
For further information please contact the Kannenbackerland Tourism Service. You can reach us Monday to Friday from 9.30 - 17.00 clock and Saturdays 10-13 clock (Mark Stroeher Evelyn Schneider Heuser Barbel Cabric)
Participate in the festival? Contact Information:
Rathausstr. 10, 56203 Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany Tel.:+49 02624-19433
Website for application form and more detail: www.hoehr-grenzhausen.de/index.php?page=ausstellerinfo
MADE 12 Brightons Design and Craft Fair, Corn Exchange, Brighton, Sussex, EnglandWhen: 21-24 November 2013
MADE BRIGHTON is one of the most eagerly awaited craft events in the South East - an annual exhibition bringing some of the best and most original Makers in the country to Brighton for a weekend in November. MADE BRIGHTON is renowned as an enjoyable, interesting, friendly show attracting the best makers from across the country. Applications are now open to exhibit at MADE BRIGHTON - download the application information pdf and apply online here deadline for applications 31 March 2013 - selection will be announced in early May. (Note: Applications are also open for artists, makers and designers to apply to exhibit at MADE LONDON - The Design and Craft Fair 24th-27th - ONE MARYLEBONE - OCTOBER) Please download the the application from their website:
Contact Information: MADE-Brighton's Design and Craft Fair (Brighton Art Fair Ltd) 24 Windsor Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 2LX, United Kingdom
Website for application form and more detail: www.brighton-made.co.uk/apply
2013 Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture TrailWhen:14 & 15 September (Trail)
Don't miss Melbourne Festival! Now into its ninth year the Festival is eagerly awaited by local people and visitors from far afield, Melbourne Festival is the highlight of South Derbyshire's cultural calendar.
The Call for Entries is now open for the 2013 Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail, which is highlight of the 4 week Festival, sees over 70 local homes, businesses, halls & churches invite over 100 artists to exhibit in this gem of a town hidden away between Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. The whole town comes alive during the Festival with the stunning artwork complimented by music, performances, great food and a warm welcome.
The Trail takes place on 14 & 15 September and aims to feature artists creating 2d and 3d in an eclectic mix of styles. To apply for selection please submit images of your work to email@example.com by 31 March 2013. All work must be original, interesting and for sale, over 4000 visitors come each year and we aim to feature art and craft which people will want to buy! The Selectors meet in April and places are confirmed by end May.
The fee of £75 due by end June to confirm places.
Contact for application details: www.melbournefestival.co.uk
Soho Flea Market - Creative talent wanted for City Showcase's Soho Flea MarketWhen:Sunday 2 June 2013
I am writing today to introduce you to City Showcase: Soho Flea Market, running for its second year on Sunday 2nd June 2013. City Showcase highlights unique, up and coming creative talent and after last year's incredible success we have announced Soho Flea Market's return for 2013. Taking place in the heart of London's Soho, City Showcase: Soho Flea Market is the most glamorous flea market around with new and emerging creatives displaying and showcasing their work in market stalls in Dean Street (closed to traffic) and in participating retailers, cafes and bars in Dean Street, Frith Street and Old Compton Street. Musical showcases and comedians will perform on the City Showcase outdoor stage, and businesses in Soho are supporting the event by celebrating new creative talent in-house.
Stakeholder businesses include The Groucho Club, Soho Club and Townhouse, Blacks, Dean Street Studios, Dean Street's Pizza Express Soho Jazz Club, Soho Theatre, Crossrail and we are supported by Westminster City Council and Soho Estates. Soho Flea Market is working Kids Co as its charity partner who provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children. We work alongside Alchemy Lifestyle who have produced a substantial promotional campaign across all media including social media. In 2012, its inaugural year, Soho Flea Market enjoyed great press and had about 15,000 along to enjoy the day. We were featured in Time Out, Cosmopolitan, Evening Standard and Company magazine.
City Showcase is now calling for creative talent and businesses to be part of the Soho Flea Market. Applications are being taken from artists, fashion designers, film-makers, musicians, jewellery-makers, sculptors, glass blowers, woodworkers, ceramicists, home and soft furnishings, gift designers, games developers, furniture makers, poets, graphic designers and many other creatives and artisans. We are not for profit and are aim is to support great up and coming talent and help get it to a wider audience!
Our websites are www.cityshowcasemarkets.com and www.cityshowcase.co.uk which is an established and respected brand for new talent having broken Keane, Newton Faulkner, Laura Marling, Amy Winehouse and many more.
For more information, or to apply, visit:
Black Swan Arts Open 2013When:EXHIBITION - Gallery - Sat 27th April to Sat 25th May 2013
Black Swan Arts is inviting submissions to the 2013 Arts Open competition and exhibition. The competition, now run annually, will encompass a diverse range of contemporary works including painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, print, photography and digital media.
The Open attracts some of the best artists and makers working in the UK, and will be judged by respected arts' practitioners and academics. There will be a first prize of £750 with further sponsored prizes including a People's Choice Award, voted for by the public.
A maximum of 4 works can be submitted and work in any medium will be considered. Online submission (£10 per entry) will be available very soon so please check our website for further information.
Submission Deadline is 1st April (Easter Monday).
Judging will take place on Saturday 6th April and Prize-giving on Friday 26 April.
For more information, or to apply, visit:
V&A Ceramics Residency, Call for ProposalsWhen:October 2013 to March 2014
The V&A is inviting applications from emerging UK-based studio ceramicists who wish to develop their practice in designing and making ceramics through working with the V&As collections and through public engagement activities.
The Residency will be based in a purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries, at the V&A in London.
This is part of an exciting new programme of residencies specifically situated in the Ceramics galleries.
This Residency will take place over a six-month period from October 2013 to March 2014 in London.
Studio Ceramics: Early Career UK Makers
Bursary: £8,400 inclusive for six months
Deadline for applications - Midnight, Monday 1st April
Interview date - Wednesday, 24th April, V&A, South Kensington, London
For more information, or to apply, visit:
Great Northern Contempory Craft Fair 2013When:10-13 October 2013
2013 sees the show return to the popular location of Hardman Square, the main public square of Spinningfields, surrounded by trendy bars, street cafes and the commercial offices of some of the UK's leading financial and legal companies.
Participate: on-line application for exhibiting at Great Northern Contempory Craft Fair 2013 is now live.
150 of the most innovative and influential designer–makers in the UK – both established and emerging – will be selected by an independent panel to showcase and sell their work directly to the public and trade.
We welcome applications from professional designer-makers working in ceramics, glass, fashion and interior textiles, jewellery, wood and furniture, product design, metal, plastics, paper, basket–making and print-making.
Exhibition stands from £375 (2m x1.5m). Shared applications from two makers welcome.
For further details, application guidelines and to apply on line please visit
Handmade in Britain 13 at Chelsea Old Town HallWhen:8 - 10 November 2013
Handmade in Britain supports and promotes designer-makers who create their work in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We provide a platform of support and promotion for design and craft talent through fairs, events and popups alongside workshops and mentoring. We Increase accessibility, create market opportunities and maintain high standards in the craft sector whilst providing a comprehensive support programme for new graduates and up-coming design talent.
For more information and to apply, please download our application pack.:
Wirksworth Art & Architecture Trails WeekendWhen:7-8 September 2013
Art and Architecture Trails Weekend, including Designer Makers Event.
Wirksworth Festival is now firmly established as a leading festival in the region, attracting artists and visitors from throughout the country to explore the fascinating historic market town. With many artists, designers and makers exhibiting, it offers a great opportunity to exhibit, sell, socialise and network.
The organsiers continue to seek quality work for the Trails Weekend, promoting far and wide and continue to build sales for artists, while maintaining the elements of surprise and discovery that they feel are the trademark of the event.
For full details and to down load the application form go to:
New and Emerging Makers Competition & Visiting Artist Award 2013When:International Ceramics Festival 28th-30th June 2013
The Potcalys New and Emerging Makers Competition & Visiting Artist Award 2013: Sponsored by Potclays Ltd & Wales Arts International The Emerging Makers Competition is an opportunity for UK based potters and artists working with clay, who have graduated from college within the past five years, to present a Powerpoint slideshow about their work at the 2013 International Ceramics Festival.
Six makers will be selected to make presentations at the festival. The presentations will last 15 minutes each (including a Q&A session).
From the six selected, two makers (one based in wales) will be selected to take part in our visiting artist awards scheme. The Welsh based artist will take part in a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation, USA. The Uk based award winner will take part in a residency at the Waikato Society of Potters, New Zealand. Details of the Waikato Society of Potters residency will be available shortly.
The Archie Bray Foundation Visiting Artist Award for a Welsh based maker:
This will take place in November December 2013 at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana. The Archie Bray foundation will provide studio space, accommodation and the use of a car during the residency. ICF will cover the cost of the air-flight and provide a small stipend allowance of £20 per day.
The award winner will be expected to work on their proposed project during their stay at the Archie Bray Foundation and will hold an open studio at the end of the two month period to show the work/ideas created during that time frame.
They may also be required to give a talk about their work to other artists at the Archie Bray Foundation.
Potclays Ltd, will provide the majority of materials necessary for this award through their US suppliers. The deadline for the Emerging Makers Award is the 31st of March - now 29 April
For further information about the award and application process please visit our website:
Gifted 13 Christmas MarketWhen:30 November 2013
The National Centre for Craft & Design in partnership with Design Factory is seeking applications for "gifted 13" Christmas Market on Saturday 30th November 2013. The market will take place within the courtyard outside NCCD, between 10am - 4pm.
For shoppers looking for unique handmade gifts in glass, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, lighting and specialist food. The day will also feature live music and street performance to provide additional attractions for families and visitors.
For more information and to obtain application form, contact:
The National Centre for Craft & Design
Application link: www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk
Jane Phillips AwardWhen:Residency Award from 1 July 2013 - 31 March 2014
Every two years, the Jane Phillips Award seeks nominations for ambitious artists across the Visual and Applied Arts at the early stages of their career. It is essential that those applying are producing work of high quality, have a clear vision and a strong commitment to career development. Candidates must be nominated for the Award by a tutor, employer or other professional and fulfill the criteria that includes; living in Wales, aged between 18-30 years and demonstrate an outstanding ability or potential in either the Visual or Applied Arts.
The Jane Phillips Award has recruited a host of respected mentors and talent-spotters across the Visual and Applied Arts that will assist at both the assessment and development stage of each application. Each year of the Award there will be a guest selector; a respected professional working within the arts.
Presentations/Interviews: Monday 17th June 2013 - Studio Space Residency: 1st July 2013 - 31st March 2014
Application forms will be available: 22nd April 2013 from
Please email your completed form to:
Or by post to:
Jane Phillips Award Submissions
c/o Mission Gallery
Swansea SA1 1TY
All nominations are acknowledged by email to the nominator within 5 working days.
Presentations/Interviews: Monday 17th June 2013 Studio Space Residency: 1st July 2013 - 31st March 2014 The Jane Phillips Award is administered by Mission Gallery
Website for more information: www.janephillipsaward.co.uk
The ninth WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRWhen:8 - 10 November 2013
The art fair continues to be a platform for selling high quality work from established artists, galleries and up and coming talent. It offers art buyers and enthusiasts a stunning choice in range and price conveniently under one roof and on their doorstep. The fair offers artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell work in a professional and well- marketed event on quality exhibition stands with adjustable lighting. We endeavour to showcase an inspiring mix of artists sourced from the UK and Europe with the range of media as broad and stimulating as possible.
For more information and to apply, contact Sarah McAllister:
Tel: +44 (0)1753 591892
13th INTERNATIONAL Keramiekmarkt SWALMEN, 2014When:May 2014
Every 2 years in even years- About 100 professional ceramists of more than 10 European countries are invited to present their work. Everybody who is interested in ceramics should find his way to Swalmen. Swalmen is situated in the Dutch province Limburg, in the south of The Netherlands . The marketplace is located approx., 3 km. from the center off the village, in wooded surroundings with sufficient parking places.
Need to get on the list fairly early!
Stichting Middenlimburgse Keramiekmarkt Swalmen
Postbus 9155 6070 AD Swalmen
Ron Evers tel: +31 06 2069 7409 (daytime) +49 2162 1036 660 (at night)
CRAFT - Redefining HandmadeWhen:12th - 14th January 2014
The launch of CRAFT is in response to increasing demand from retailers searching for high quality products with provenance; items which are truly unique and original; objects with heart, soul and individuality. CRAFT is the place where professional buyers will discover just such products. CRAFT fills a gap in the UK market for a high quality, juried trade event which will enable leading Makers and Artisans to meet a substantial audience of international retailers, galleries, museums, professional buyers and collectors within a dedicated trade event in London. (Located alongside Home and Top Drawer at Earls Court in January 2014)
Craft will be run for Clarion Events by Piyush Suri, Founder and Director of Handmade in Britain with close support from Ian Rudge, Development Director at Clarion Events and Co-Founder of 100% Design and Tent London. Between them, Ian and Piyush have a wealth of contacts and experience within the world of Craft and events.
Potential Visitors: 14,000 trade buyers regularly attend Home and Top Drawer at the busiest buying time of the commercial year. Craft will be marketed to and attract professional, international and UK trade buyers, retailers, independents, multiples, department stores, museums & galleries, interior designers and corporate and public sector buyers, specifiers and collectors.
Applications are invited from designer makers working in the following areas: fashion design and accessories, interior design & accessories, glass, jewellery, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, furniture, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings. The organisers seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work.
For full details and to down load the application form go to:
Henry Rothschild Memorial BursaryWhen:later than 26 July 2013
The Shipley Art Gallery is announcing a Bursary of £5000 to be awarded to a ceramic artist between 25 and 35 who is living and working in the UK. The award will give an emerging ceramic artist the opportunity to take time out of their current studio practice to enable them to pursue new creative directions and ways of working.
For further information and application details go to:
Art@Delamore 2014 (includes Sculptural Ceramics)When:2nd to 31st may 2014
Delamore Arts and Sculpture Park is based at Cornwood in South Devon. Each summer we bring art and the public together within this idyllic setting on the fringes of Dartmoor. Open every day in May, come and browse and perhaps buy one of the many pieces created by local, national, and international artists.
We always welcome applications by artists to exhibit, and our aim is for 'fresh art by living artists'. If you wish to be considered please send/email images of your work to us at any time.
Please email your application, which should include around 5 examples of your current work, to . Ideally we would like submissions to be sent to us by September 30th 2013 for our 2014 exhibition.
Delamore Arts, Delamore Estate,
Devon PL21 9QT
Tel: 07507 662895 / 01752 837236
RBSA Open all MediaWhen:27 November to 24 December 2013
The RBSA Gallery is holding an Open Exhibition this Winter.
4 Brook St
For full details and to down load the application form (top of their website page on the right - but NOT YET! - 30 11 2012) go to: