The Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis is dedicated to the advancement of the ceramic arts. Ongoing programs include exhibitions by contemporary regional, national, and international ceramic artists, as well as historical and architectural ceramics; classes and workshops for children and adults at all skill levels; studio space and grants for artists; and a sales gallery representing many top ceramic artists from the region and elsewhere.
The center is accepting applications for its annual McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists program, which supports outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who have already proven their abilities and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Two grants of $25,000 will be awarded in 2018.
Fellowship support may be pursued for, but is not limited to, experimentation with new techniques and materials, the purchase of materials and equipment, collaboration with other artists, and education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. In addition, fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a catalogue at the end of their grant year.
To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of Minnesota and have lived in the state for at least a year immediately prior to the application deadline; retain residency in Minnesota through the end of the grant period; be a ceramic artist; have completed all formal academic training and not be enrolled either full- or part-time in a degree-granting institution by the time of the application deadline; provide evidence of professional achievements over a period of at least five years; and demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and excellence.
See the NCC website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.