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:

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:

ARTWEEKS 2016 in the Cloister Gallery

Deadline: September 30th, 2015

Artist Submission
SJE Arts Cloister Gallery is welcoming submission entries from artists and craftspeople in all mediums, hanging and plinth-based work. In addition for 2016, the beautiful cloister gardens will be part of the exhibition space offered, particularly suitable for sculpture/outdoor art.

The historic grade II cloister and beautiful garden in the heart of East Oxford make the gallery space popular with visitors; the connection with SJE Arts concert venue brings extra publicity and footfall.

Previous artists have enjoyed the benefits of being in a well organised and supported group. Artweeks 2016 will build on this further by offering an unrivalled artist exhibition package.

To be eligible for the SJE Artweeks exhibition, you must live or have a valid connection to Oxford, create original artwork (or reproductions of originals) in any medium, and desire to be part of a group show.

To request an Artweeks 2016 selection form and more details about the exhibition facilities on offer please make contact by email in the first instance. Due to the selection process, we cannot accept submissions in any other format.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: September 30th 2015
SELECTION: October 2015

Please email form requests to: