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: www.icshu.org/residency.html

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


Funded Travelling Fellowships for Heritage Crafts and Makers

Deadline: 23 September 2014

When: 2015

In 2015, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust will be investing £1.2 million in British citizens, by awarding a record number of 150 Travelling Fellowships, in order to mark its 50th anniversary. This will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others in their UK professions and communities, and society as a whole.

Travelling Fellowships will be awarded in a new Crafts and Makers category, and the application process is now open until 5pm on 23 September 2014.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers people a unique opportunity to be funded to travel overseas to meet others in the same specialism, in order to share ideas, innovations and, in some cases, to build upon skills that are dying out in the UK, in order to preserve their craft.Two Travelling Fellowships will be awared to carpenters and joiners as part of a partnership with the Worshipful Company of Carpenters. The Trust is also collaborating with the Heritage Crafts Association for the first time. Anyone practising or supporting those working in the Heritage Crafts, such as crafts people, members of a group, society or guild, and anyone who cares about traditional craft skills, is encouraged to apply.

Contact website:www.wcmt.org.uk/report-categories/general-categories.html for more information email:


Ceramic Art York 2015

Deadline: not confirmed 2014

When: 11 - 13 September 2015

To mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery. Presented by the Craft Potters Association in association with the York Museums Trust

For more information email:


Call for designer-makers to join Handmade in Britain Pop Up Shop 5th November - 24th December 2014.

Deadline: 15 September 2014

Handmade in Britain are inviting designer-makers to take part in their Christmas Pop-Up Shop. Running for 7 weeks over the festive season, the pop-up will showcase contemporary interiors, fashion and gifts in the heart of London's Little Venice.

Handmade Interiors is a concept store offering contemporary handmade homewares and design-led gifts.

Applications are now being accepted from designer-makers working in Britain and creating in the following disciplines: Fashion design & accessories, interior accessories, textiles, metalwork, ceramics, woodwork, stationery, sculpture,jewellery and glass.

Contact website:www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/other-projects/pop-up-stores/ for more information and application details


III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015

Deadline: 30 November 2014

When: 15 May - 30 November 2015

The National Museum of Slovenia is setting up the III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015. Triennial is a connection between international and Slovene area and it gives a fresh insight into artistic ceramics. Its intention is searching for elementary artistic research in connection to contemporary thought. III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015 contains competitive part and accompanying events and exhibitions all over Slovenia.

Contact website:www.unicum.si/application2015.htm
For more information email Zora Žbontar:


The 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 (GICB2015)

Deadline: Preliminary Screening: September 1 (Mon) - November 7 (Fri), 2014

When: April 24 - May 31, 2015

ENTRY OPEN for International Competition - Artists around the world are invited to take part in the international competition organized by the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 for the spring of next year. The International Competition of GICBiennale 2015 whole-heartedly welcomes works by artists that re-interpret traditional values of ceramics in truly unique ways, breaking away from the conventional dichotomy of ceramics as design and ceramics as art. Ceramic artists are pushing the boundaries of ceramics ever outward, and the boundary between ceramics as design and ceramics as art is increasingly becoming blurred. This competition will focus on the possibilities for ceramic art to expand its territory by discovering artworks of mixed materials and made by techniques of other genres and ceramics fused with other genres of art, not to mention the values inherent to ceramics. The International Competition of GICBiennale 2015 will be an opportunity to display your imagination and creativity to the fullest. Come and join this competition that will open the future of ceramics, presenting diverse issues facing us today including political, societal, religious, cultural, and environmental issues along with aesthetic values.

Digital Image submission: september 1 2014 - November 7 2014. Results announced 28 november 2014; Actual works submission: Jan 5 - Jan 30 2015, (outside Korea- Jan 12th, local submissions) Final Results announced: 17 February 2015.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Korea Ceramic Foundation GICB2015 Office, 72-1, Sam-ri, Gonjiam-eup, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, 464-873, Korea. TEL +82-(0)31-799-151

Contact web page for detailed information:http://www.kocef.org/eng/n03_info/01.asp?mode=view&idx_num=72&page=1
Website: www.kocef.org
For more information email :


READING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2015

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.

Contact website:www.readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk

for more information email: or


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


COLLECT OPEN: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (May 2015)

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 21 November 2014.

In 2015, COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects will once again occupy all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery.
In celebration of the fair’s 12th year, COLLECT Open will showcase creative proposals from individual artists or those working collaboratively which explore the breadth of contemporary design and making today.
COLLECT Open proposals should challenge traditional concepts and pre-conceived ideas and notions of craft and design.

How to Apply: For more information and to apply email:

See website for more details: www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/collect-open-call-for-applications


Earth & Fire 2015 at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire 26,27 & 28 June 2015

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 28 November 2014.

Potters: The event hosts over a hundred potters from across the UK and Europe selling direct to the public from outdoor market stalls in the ancient abbey ruins and courtyards.

Visitors: The event attracts in excess of 7,000 people over the three days and they range from collectors, gallery and shop owners to amateur potters, enthusiasts and the general public looking for unique homeware.
Earth and Fire differs from other ceramic fairs across the country in that there is no individual entrance fee - we only charge a small car parking fee.
We promote the event widely including print distribution together with advertising and press. The event is also featured in the Rufford Craft Centre Brochure and promoted via our extensive e-marketing system. The exhibitors also distribute eflyers to their own mailing lists. The event also features on our website, facebook page and via twitter and interest.
For the actual event we also produce a full colour catalogue which features all the exhibitors with a photograph and contact details.

For more information/submissions form email:

See website for more details: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/earthandfire

Application Forms: Exhibitors Application Form