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

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.

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

To receive an application, contact us at:

Innovations in Ceramic Art, 5 - 6 November 2016, The Guildhall, Cambridge

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Applications are invited to participate in Innovations in Ceramic Art, 5 - 6 November, The Guildhall, Cambridge

Did you know at the first Innovations in Ceramic Art held last year, over 850 members of the public attended and artists sold work well in excess of £40,000? Many of the artists who took part said they had made contacts with new galleries that led to additional sales.

There will be approximately 60 stands.
Five half price stands have been reserved for emerging artists.
CPA members are entitled to a 10% discount on stand prices.

For further information and to complete the online application form visit:

Email for more information:

Ceramic&Colours Award" 2016 - Faenza

Deadline: 15 June 2016

The Cultural Association Passepartout Faenza announces the first edition of the “Ceramic&Colours Award”, a ceramic competition for artists and ceramicists, with the aim of promoting and enhancing the research in the field of ceramic glazes for the finishing of ceramic objects. For 2016 edition the “crawling” effect has been selected. It is a particular kind of coating consisting in the glaze braking and crawling significantly on the surface.

Examples of this particular effect can be viewed on the website:

The Award is open to everybody, with no restrictions concerning age, gender, nationality or else.The participation to the Competition is free.

The works of the selected competitors will be exposed in the “Sala delle Bandiere of the Municipality of Faenza”- Piazza del Popolo, 31 from 01/08/2016 to 04/09/2016.

Deadline to submit applications: 15 June 2016

Regulations - Application Form - Summary Regulations available also for download:

Email for more information: ((

Handmade Edinburgh: 28 - 30 October 2016

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Handmade Edinburgh is a brand new, three day selling event in the heart of Scotland's creative and historic capital and we're on the hunt for the UK's best contemporary craft makers from Scotland & beyond! So, if you create beautiful ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery, wood, metalwork, textiles or fashion we invite you to apply to Scotland's newest contemporary craft event! Applications are open until Tuesday 31st May and spaces are limited so we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

Deadline to submit applications: 31 May 2016

Application Form:

Email for more information:

30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Deadline: 30 June 2016 at 5.00pm (local time)

Entries are open for the 30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award!

We are pleased to announce the Guest Judge for the 2016 award is Glenn Barkley, previously Senior Curator at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, independent curator, writer, artist and co-founder of The Curator's Department.

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biennial award for ceramic artists from around the world. The inaugural Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award held in 1982 was developed to encourage the creation and appreciation of art in clay.

With one major prize of AUD $10,000 for an overall winner and up to AUD $5,000 for acquisitions, all artworks become an important addition to Gold Coast City Gallery's permanent collection.

Entries close Thursday 30th June at 5pm.

Application Form:!gold-coast-international-ceramic-art-award-2

Email for more information:
Phone: Australia 07 5588 4024
Address: 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, 4217