Deadline: October 3rd, 2018, 11:59pm EST
NCECA’s Emerging Artists program recognizes exceptional early career artists highlighting them to an international audience during NCECA’s Annual Conference and promoting them year round through blog.nceca.net. The awards include opportunities for increased exposure through exhibition and special events.
NCECA believes that those creating work offering new/exciting/thoughtful perspectives on the ceramic medium, expanding upon genres of creative production and inquiry are qualified as candidates for its Emerging Artist awards. An Emerging Artist may be at the early stages of receiving recognition for his/her work but is currently underrepresented through exhibitions or publications that might otherwise bring the work to wide attention. The intent of the award is to recognize, cultivate and amplify vital, new voices of creative endeavor in ceramics. The award enables these artists to reach broader national and international audiences and impact discourse in the field.
Because the concept of emergence in the arts does not invariably correlate with a specific age, or other quantifiable terms, NCECA requires applicants to briefly describe why they perceive themselves to be at an emergent point in their careers and how they anticipate the award will impact the trajectory of their endeavors. The review committee, at their discretion, may eliminate candidates that are considered to be beyond “emerging.” Applicants are required to provide essays of support from two figures in the field who are familiar with the applicant’s work and their drive to create. The essays of support should provide the selection committee with a sense of the candidates’ seriousness of commitment and potential for continued development.
Eligibility: Applications are welcomed from artists working with ceramic materials/processes as a significant component of their work. A current NCECA Membership, at the time of application, is required to be eligible to apply for NCECA’s Emerging Artists. Applicants may not be students. Membership in NCECA is paid on an annual basis and is not included in conference registration. To renew or become a member of NCECA, go to: www.nceca.net/membership/
For more detailed information, submission guidelines, link to form: https://nceca.net/nceca-calls-and-exhibitions/emerging-artists/