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:

Handmade Edinburgh: 28 - 30 October 2016

Deadline: 31 May 2016 (now 31 July 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:

Top Drawer - London: 15-17 January 2017

Deadline: 20 September 2016

January 2017 sees the return of Top Drawer | Craft for its fourth edition, introducing leading designer-makers to professional retailers, galleries and museums as they make their first buying decisions for the year.

This is an international opportunity to showcase your unique work at the UK’s fastest growing trade event for contemporary makers here in the heart of London.

The number of applications is likely to exceed the space available. Makers and groups are encouraged to apply from a broad range of disciplines including: ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles, mixed media, furniture, metalwork, sculpture, woodwork and prints.

Deadline to submit applications: 20 September 2016

Website/Application Form:

Email for more information: or phone: +44 (0) 20 7384 7959

Ceramic Art London: 31 March to 2 April 2017, at Central St. Martins, London

Deadline: 1 October 2016

Applications open September 2016, Application Fee £25

Website/Application Form:

Email for more information:

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017(GICB2017) April 22 to May 28, 2017

Deadline: October 4 to 31, 2016 via online

KOCEF will be hosting the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017(GICB2017) at three venues - Icheon, Yeoju and Gwangju in Gyeonggi-do from April 22 to May 28, 2017.

GICB2017 is now commencing with the announcement of entry requirements for the International Competition, one of the main parts for the GICB.

This competition calls for the artworks that mirror the modern trends and point to the future of the ceramic arts from October 4 to 31, 2016 via online (

It welcomes such artworks that redefine the essence of ceramics by exploring the spirit, values, forms and techniques of the traditional ceramic art.

Application Form/Details:

Email for more information:
Phone: +82-31-645-0663
Address: 263, Gyeongchung-daero, 2697 beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17379 Rep. of Korea