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: usually December 15th every year

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, Webbs Green, Soberton, Southhampton, SO32 3PY

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: None as such - first come first served

When: 24th – 26th April 2015

They say:
Promotion: The promotional program begins six months prior to the fair and builds steadily towards April to gain the optimum exposure. • Local and national magazines, arts press and newspapers. • Coverage on local radio • Promotion from our chosen media sponsor Berkshire Media group, which includes The Reading Chronicle and Royal Observer. • On line and social media. • Listings on relevant websites with links where appropriate. • Leaflet distribution to thousands of local residents, organisations and other relevant venues further afield. • Private View invites to just over 5000. • A comprehensive road sign campaign to include high profile street banners/signs and posters. • 2for1 tickets distributed to companies, groups and arts organisations. • Targeted mailing to our database of buyers and previous visitors. • Targeted mailing to trade buyers, arts professionals, local VIPs and businesses. We will again be offering the first 500 visitors a free calico goody bag. As with each of the fairs – RCAF and WCAF – we use a different image from an exhibiting artist to feature on one side of the bag. If you would like to submit a design for consideration for the RCAF 2015 bag we would need this by end of Jan 2015. The image is printed in one colour and line drawn pictures work best. The successful artist will have the opportunity to insert promotional material in the bags. All exhibitors are listed on the art fair website as soon as they book and a link made to their own site. A reciprocal link would be appreciated.


for more information email: or

Phone: +44 (0)1753 591892
Sarah McAllister and Deborah James Organisers - 26 Eton Road, Datchet, Berks SL3 9AY

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, 2015/16

Deadline: Tuesday 20 January 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2015: The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is unique in its combination of offering both financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition to an exceptional sculptor. We seek to reward outstanding and innovative practice in the field of sculpture and are particularly interested in work that demonstrates a commitment to process and materials.

There is no age limit, applicants will be judged on the quality of their work, and the ability of the award to make beneficial impact on their practice and future development.

The financial award to assist in the production of a new body of work is £8,000, made in 3 payments over the course of the year, at the end of which there will be a solo exhibition at Standpoint Gallery.

The selection panel for the 2015/16 award is:
Laurence Sillars: Chief Curator of the Baltic, Gateshead
Richard Wilson: British sculptor
Kate Lyddon: Winner of the 2014/15 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award
Rebecca Scott: Chair of the trustees of the Mark Tanner Foundation

The application fee is £16.00

Applicants must be established residents of the UK.
NB: We can now accept applications from artists based in the whole of the UK. Students in current education are not eligible to apply.
This does not apply to research students working towads an MPhil, MRes, PhD, MLitt or equivalent.

Interviews will be held at Standpoint on Tuesday 10 February

Email for more information:

All applications will be via an online submission, available via our website:

Handmade in Britain at Vivre Côté Sud Fair, 5th – 8th June 2015, Aix-en-Provence, France

Deadline: 31 January 2015

Handmade in Britain are thrilled to announce a brand new international opportunity to exhibit as part of a group stand at Vivre Côté Sud, France in June 2015.

This prestigious open-air event in Aix-en-Provence, a town rich in cultural and architectural heritage is the perfect opportunity for makers looking to explore international markets. With 23,000+ trade and retail visitors over four days, this is an opportunity really not to be missed!

Applications are welcome from makers who produce their work in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, and who work in the following disciplines: Fashion design & accessories, Interior design & accessories, glass, textiles, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, furniture, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings.

Please see our Application Pack for more information, available on our website - The deadline for applications is 31st January 2015.

Ceramic Art York , 11 - 13 September 2015

Deadline: 2nd February 2015

A new partner event for Ceramic Art London which is recognised as the most exciting contemporary showcase of current ceramic art, with exhibitors drawn from the UK, Europe and worldwide. This new event is taking place to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery.

Ceramicists interested in exhibiting at Ceramic Art York 2015 are now invited to apply for selection for this prestigious event.

Ceramic Art York offers ceramicists a unique opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a prestigious central York location and provides exhibitors with an invaluable opportunity to reach new audiences and to network with established collectors and gallery owners.

Ceramic Art York will represent the best in contemporary studio ceramics, with the selected work exhibited in a specially commissioned exhibition pavilion in the beautiful surroundings of York Museum Gardens.

Ceramic Art York is a major selling fair and exhibition targeted at an enthusiastic and art-loving public. A daily programme of talks, discussions, demonstrations and films – by well-known figures in the ceramics world – is included to attract a wide spectrum of collectors, ceramics enthusiasts and to establish new audiences.

Ceramic artists from the United Kingdom and worldwide are invited to apply for stands at Ceramic Art York 2015.

If you would like to download detailed Exhibitor Information and complete an online Application Form, please click the links below:

For more information/submissions form email:

Ceramic Art York Application Information

Ceramic Art York Application Form

Innovations in Ceramic Art, The Guildhall Cambridge, 10 - 11 October 2015

Deadline: not yet defined

The Online Ceramics Gallery, in association with the Craft Potters Association will be holding a major ceramic art show. We are looking for 50 leading artists who would be interested in showing their work. Prices for stands have not been finalised. We are particularly keen to hear from ceramicists specialising in one-off works.

Please email your expression of interest to:


Prix européen des Arts appliqués 2015 - Appel à candidature, 25 Octobre 2015 au 10 Janvier 2016

Deadline: 15th February 2015

The European Prize for Applied Arts is organized by the WCC•BF, in partnership with the City Mons and the WCC-Europe. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

The competition is focused on artists working in the field of applied arts and design-led crafts and living in a European country (including the countries that are not part of the EU).

By “design-led crafts“, the organizers mean all work designed and made by the designer himself, either one-of-a-kind pieces or small series products. Applications with work produced by industrial means will not be admitted to the competition. The pieces chosen for the exhibition will be of a high standard in artistic & technical skill and demonstrate originality and innovation.

All craft disciplines are admitted (ceramics, glass, textile, jewellery, wood, paper, furniture, accessories, etc.)
Pieces submitted for the competition must be recent (produced after the 1st January 2013).

The European Prize consists of three categories:
• The “Master Prize”, Prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia- Brussels : money prize of 3,500 Euros that will be awarded to the author of a masterpiece (age 36 or over on 1st July 2015)
• The “Young Talent Prize“, Prize of the World Crafts Council-Europe : money prize of 3,000 Euros that will be awarded to a young artist (age 35 or under on 1st July 2015)
• The “Mons 2015 Prize“, money prize of 3,500 euros, that will be awarded to an artist showing innovation in the making process of his works.

The selected works will be exhibited from 24th October 2015 until 10th January 2016, at the Grand Hall of the Anciens abattoirs of the City Mons (Belgium).

15th February 2015: Deadline for submission of the complete application to the WCC-BF

Please email for more information to Suzanne Papier :

Application forms download from thé website:éen-des-arts-appliqués-2015-appel-à-candidature

Clerkenwell Design Week 19 - 21 May 2015

Deadline:not known

Want to exhibit at one of the worlds key design festivals, placing your brand in front of some of the world's most important and influential industry leaders?

Design Factory at The Farmiloe Building will showcase leading furniture, lighting and product design from around the world. Alongside some of the most exciting home-grown designer-makers, the show will present a diverse range of the best in international contemporary design.

Please see our Application Form for more information, available on our website -Your application will be considered by the CDW team who we will contact you shortly. Please send your application to


Deadline: Entry open for Artist Application from Jan 12 until Feb 17, 2015

We are pleased and honored to present to you the 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in the spring of 2015. Having been blessed with attention from all around the globe over the past 15 years, the 2015 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale will present a renewed version of itself as a festival celebrating the brilliant colors or ceramic art. Held in Gwangju, Yeoju, and Icheon, it will show the past, present, and future of ceramics through the themes of “Traditional Color, Variegated Color, and Distinctive Color”. The many sights offered by this biennale will be an opportunity for the world to come together through ceramic art.

The Biennial hopes to experiment with new and innovative ideas in ceramics by inviting well known artists around the world to support their creative activities simultaneously as developing the ceramic community of Icheon by collaborating with the local artists through the "International Ceramic Workshop" In doing so it hopes to remain true to the main theme of GICB 2015. .

Please see the website for more details and an Application Form - Please send your application to

Handmade in Britain 15: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair Chelsea Old Town Hall, 13 - 15 Nov 2015

Deadline:31 March 2015

Applications are now available for Handmade in Britain 15: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair. Apply online now to exhibit as part of this celebration of the very best of British contemporary design and craftsmanship!

Application & Selection Applications are now welcome from makers who produce their work in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, 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 more information and details on how to apply, please download our application pack:

Email for enquiries:

WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - 13th – 15th November 2015

Deadline:none as such - first come..first served

Stand bookings are now being taken The 11th Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ

Download Exhibitor Information Pack, Stand Prices, Booking Form, Stand Layout, A Useful Check List, Terms & Conditions. There is a separate attachment of the Booking Form that can be filled in on line. - We would suggest printing off the contents of the attachments for future reference.

If you have not exhibited with us before, please email at least three examples of your work prior to making a booking.

Emailed or verbal reservations are accepted but the deposit and booking form must follow within two weeks otherwise the stand will be released. We very much hope you will be able to join us for this year's event. Please call us with any queries.

For more information and details on how to apply, please request an information pack:

Contacts: Sarah McAllister and Deborah James.
Email for enquiries: