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:

"Arts du feu" Gruyères 17-18 October 2015

Deadline: 1 June 2015

For more information and details on how to apply, please see website:

Email for enquiries:

CRAFT (Co-Located with Top Drawer & Home) - 17-19 January 2016, Olympia, London

Deadline: 30 June 2015

Applications are now open for this important exhibition giving excellent exposure

Held at London’s Olympia from the 17th-19th January 2016 CRAFT is a professionally juried trade event which has doubled in size since the first edition in January 2014. This truly unique event, which is sister show to the highly regarded Top Drawer and Home exhibition gathers together more than 150 makers and 14,000 UK and International visitors from over 50 countries.

With supporters including Crafts Magazine it is the ideal place to showcase your work and meet key industry buyers from retailers, museums & galleries, interior designers, corporate and public sector buyers, specifies and collectors.

We welcome applications from makers & groups who produce their work both in the UK & Internationally and who work in the following disciplines: fashion design & accessories, interior design & accessories, glass, jewellery, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings - please check the application pack for details.

For further details, application guidelines and to download an application online please visit:

Email for enquiries:

British Ceramics Biennial 2015: 26 Sept to 8 Nov 2015

Deadline: 6 July 2015

Applications are now open for the prestigious FRESH exhibition

The Fresh exhibition is so much more than a collective graduate show; it is about representing our education, about being present and creating a presence in the ceramics field." Helen Felcey, Manchester School of Art, NACHE executive and chair of Fresh 2015 selection panel

The acclaimed FRESH show will be one of the main exhibitions at the fourth British Ceramics Biennial.

Graduates (BA, MA) of UK higher education universities and colleges who graduated in 2014 or 2015 are invited to apply for the BCB FRESH 2015 - a prestigious exhibition that celebrates the emerging talent in contemporary British ceramics, in the context of its long history in Stoke-on-Trent.

For more information and details on how to apply, please see website:

Email for enquiries:

MAKE 2015: 14 November 2015 - 3 January 2016

Deadline:9am 27 July 2015

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen are now inviting national designer-makers to submit for MAKE: Contemporary Crafts for Christmas, their annual selling exhibition. MAKE aims to promote high quality, handmade craftsmanship and provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase work at the busiest retail time of the year.

The exhibition runs from 14 November 2015 – 3 January 2016

Submissions must include:
6 digital images (examples of current work)
Artist’s statement
Current trade prices

For more information and details on how to apply, please see website:

Please email to Sharyn Baker at:

The London Group Open 2015 Call for Entries - October and November 2015

Deadline: Monday 24th August 2015

The UK's longest running and most prestigious artist cooperative, The London Group, is delighted to announce the call for entries for its 82nd open exhibition.
The London Group Open 2015 offers a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash and material prizes,and exhibit their work to the public alongside the Group's esteemed members.

This year, entries can be made online for the first time, simplifying the application process.

The London Group's archivist, David Redfern, reflects on the long history of the Open:
"In 1917 London Group members extended an invitation to fellow artists to join them in exhibition. Over approximately one hundred years the Group has repeated this invitation eighty one times, and this year the tradition is continued as present members invite contemporary artists to join them in The London Group Open 2015."

"The London Group's mission statement is to advance public awareness of contemporary art and the Group is seriously committed to offering artists the opportunity to show, giving them a boost in a tough career, and thereby nurturing and supporting the development of the art of the future. The Group feels privileged to be able to offer a number of valuable prizes and takes pride in acknowledging excellence through these awards. Past exhibitors have gained a great deal from showing alongside members, benefitting from the interaction, and have thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie for which the Group is wellknown." Susan Haire, President.

In recognition of today's increasingly diversified art scene, the Open welcomes innovative,challenging worksin any medium, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, digital, audio, mixed media, installation, video and performance.

Successful entrants will see their work 'hung' in one of two exhibitions,staged during October and November 2015 at The Cello Factory. Previous winners have benefited from a range of subsequent career opportunities, with some even being invited to join The London Group as a member, testifying to the value of the Open as a means of gaining recognition.

This year's awards will include a three person exhibition at The Cello Factory, and the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art purchase prize.
Included within the £5000 prize fund is the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award for an artist under 35 (£1,500), a sculpture prize awarded by Jeff Lowe (£500), the GX Gallery Annual prize (£300), and the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Prize for Drawing (£300).
Material prizes include the Winsor & Newton Materials Prize for Painting and Drawing (£500), and £300 worth of photographic services from Patrick Gorman.

How to Enter:
There is a £20 entry fee for one submission, £35 for two submissions or £45 for three submissions, to be paid online with the application.
Artists can submit up to three works, which must have been produced since 2013.

This year, submissions for The Open should be made online, via the link on the website:

Email for more info:

KUNSTHUIS GALLERY ‘50 Shades of Clay’ Annual Christmas Show 13th November - 20th December2015

Deadline: not confirmed

OPEN CALL - Kunsthuis Contemporary Gallery gives you the wonderful chance to become a part of its highly popular and successful Christmas Show 2015 from 13th November - 20th December. We warmly invite functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. We are hugely excited to continue promoting the breadth of contemporary ceramics created throughout the UK and Internationally.

Kunsthuis Contemporary Gallery combines its range of Dutch Art with a collection of carefully selected British artists' work. As our gallery evolves we continue to exhibit a relevant, inspirational and contemporary collection of ceramics from all around the world. Fine design, Individuality and craftsmanship are foremost among the qualities we seek.

Entry Guidelines: All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. The gallery will make final determinations. We are seeking high quality images of 6/10 pieces which represent a unique and captivating collection which demonstrates a strong interest in contemporary ceramic discourse. Please keep in mind that the quality of the images you are submitting will play a dominant role in the selections; therefore, send only the best quality both professional and artistic photographs of your work.

We also ask that you write a brief statement about your ceramic practice and why you believe Kunsthuis gallery could successfully represent your work. Artists are responsible for shipping work to and from the gallery and insuring it while in transit. Works may be hand delivered to us here in Crayke. Works must be shipped in reusable containers and packaging for re-packing and return shipping. Artist must provide a pre-paid return shipping label or check to cover return shipping costs.

Photography and Permissions: Accepted artists agree to allow Kunsthuis to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. Images of accepted entries will be retained for our archives and may be reproduced and posted on our website and in printed materials. We hope you want to join us for the festive season!

For more information, please see website:

Email for enquiries on how to apply contact Clare Nattress: