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 (Resumé) 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:

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


Deadline: Ongoing; but initially April 5, 2015

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:
Phase II: 31 March 2015 to 1 May 2015
Phase III: 19 May 2015 to 19 June 2015
Phase IV: 15 July 2015 to 14 August 2015
Phase V: 8 September 2015 to 9 October 2015
Phase VI: 27 October 2015 to 27 November 2015

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

To receive an application, contact us at:

West Dean Design and Craft Fair, 3 - 5 June 2016

Registration from 1 December 2015, deadline not specified

The successful West Dean Design and Craft Fair will be returning for its third year over three days from 3 - 5 June 2016.
Exhibitor registration will be open at the beginning of December and the College is calling for printmakers, designers and makers to show and sell their work. There will be additional hands-on taster workshops and free demonstrations in contemporary art and craft run by the College.

Last year over 5,000 people enjoyed the event which takes place in the grounds and workshops of West Dean, organised by the College in collaboration with the team behind the highly successful MADE London, MADE Brighton and the Brighton Art Fair. New for this year is a dedicated print section exhibiting and selling original prints.

We welcome applications from studio potters at all stages of their career with stalls available for: Individual Potters; Student Groups; Ceramic Trades; CPA and Guild Associates and Newcomers.

Makers and artists interested in getting involved can register their interest online here:

Email for West Dean:

Address is: West Dean - The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

Earth & Fire 2016 at Rufford Abbey, 24-26 June 2016

Deadline: 5pm on 8 January 2016

Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair welcomes potters from across the UK and mainland Europe to sell direct to the public from outdoor market stalls in the ancient abbey ruins and courtyards.
We would love for you to join us!
Now in its 21st year Earth & Fire attracts in excess of 7,000 visitors over the three days ranging from dedicated collectors of ceramics, gallery and shop owners to amateur potters, enthusiasts and families looking for an inspirational day out.

We welcome applications from studio potters at all stages of their career with stalls available for: Individual Potters; Student Groups; Ceramic Trades; CPA and Guild Associates and Newcomers.

For full details and an exhibitor pack go to our website at:

Email for more information:

Our mailing address is: Earth & Fire Ceramic Fair, 49 Springfield, Thringstone, Coalville, Leics LE67 8LT. United Kingdom

The Art Market YORK 2016, 30 September - 2 October 2016

Deadline: 28 February 2016

The Art Market YORK is our big 3 day show with approximately 120 artists taking part plus workshops, interactive areas, live music, café, installations, demonstrations, RAW Graduates & artist talks.

Application Fee £10

As with all of our shows, The Art Market YORK will showcase the very best in art, design and contemporary craft for sale and commission direct from exceptional, selected artists.

We are looking for high quality, original, handmade art, design and contemporary craft. We accept applications from artists/makers producing limited edition print runs of 100 or less.

If you would like to apply to take part in The Art Market YORK please fill in the application form: Art Market Application

Email for more information: